I am due a steroid injection – is this safe?

Our injecting clinician will ensure that an injection is only provided should it be clinically appropriate to do so. The evidence for a steroid injection making viral illness more severe is not clear but some have concerns on theoretical grounds

Our injecting clinician will ensure that an injection is only provided should it be clinically appropriate to do so. The evidence for a steroid injection making viral illness more severe is not clear but some have concerns on theoretical grounds rather than experience. Given this theoretical possibility and that COVID is still relatively new, our understanding is developing regularly. We recommend that you explore all other options available, including exercise and medication, prior to considering a steroid injection. However, steroid injections are still being provided, using the smallest dose of steroid required to achieve a clinically meaningful outcome for you. You are able to delay your steroid injection should you wish.

Given this is an ever changing topic, this guidance will be monitored, reviewed and updated regularly. Accurate as of December 2020.