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Rheumatoid Arthritis Biologics

Is shingles vaccine safe for arthritis patients on biologic therapy No Extra Risk With Zoster Vax in RA Patients on Biologics Kate Johnson writing for MedPage Today reported herpes zoster vaccination appears to be safe in patients treated with biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis RA, psoriatic arthritis PsA and ankylosing spondylitis AS, despite widespread recommendations against this practice, a new study suggests. Among 176 patients vaccinated against HZ while on biologic therapy, a protocol of withholding one dose of biologic therapy and replacing it with the vaccine has resulted in no complications of disseminated HZ disease and no increased.

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