Thursday, September 15, 2011 stillkikkin2, Community Member, asks

Q: Do we need a one time only shot for shingles, or do we need it every year? I have talked to several people giving the flu shots, and they have no idea.

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V, Health Guide
9/16/11 8:10am

People with RA should not get the Shingles vaccination, because it contains a live virus.  Please discuss what vaccinations you need with your doctor, just to be sure.

 

The flu shot does not contain a live virus, so it is okay for us.

 

Peace,

 

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide
9/30/11 3:39pm

True that RA patients should not get the shingles vaccine.  However, if you just want to know how it is delivered, it is a one-time shot not an annual vaccine.

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