RANZCR Statement on Steroid Injections and the COVID 19 Vaccine

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RANZCR has developed a position statement on steroid injections and the COVID-19 Vaccine to inform clinical decision making. Currently there is no evidence to suggest that a steroid injection to a joint or soft tissue will reduce the effectiveness of a COVID vaccine. Each patient’s situation is unique. Referring clinicians and radiologists should exercise clinical judgement in weighing the severity of the patient’s symptoms, the urgency of treatment, alternatives to corticosteroid injection, and the patient’s overall clinical situation against the small, theoretical, but unproven, risks of corticosteroid injection.

July 2021