Do COVID-19 vaccines cause autoimmune diseases?
Autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis and multiple sclerosis, are chronic (long-term) illnesses where our immune systems attack our own cells.
There is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines can cause autoimmune diseases.
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With new COVID-19 vaccine developments every day, it’s normal to have questions or concerns, and possibly feel hesitant about getting a vaccine. That's why we're providing accurate, evidence-based answers to questions about COVID-19 vaccines.