Although there is no evidence to suggest that corticosteroid (i.e. cortisone, steroid) injections result in a substantial increase in risk of infection with COVID-19, there is a possible reduction in the immune response for up to a few weeks following the COVID-19 mRNA vaccination. While this risk is extremely low, it needs to be taken into consideration when making the decision whether to proceed with your corticosteroid injection.
Based on recent published research, we currently recommend receiving a corticosteroid injection no less than two weeks before and no less than one week after the administration of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccination.
As the CDC and local health department work to uncover more details on COVID-19, we may have to make changes on types of medications that we can use, as well as designating which procedures we are able to perform and the timing of those procedures. We ask that you please understand these policies will be put in place to protect you, as well as those you come in close contact with, and our own office staff.