• stillkikkin2 stillkikkin2
    September 15, 2011
    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.
    stillkikkin2 stillkikkin2
    September 15, 2011

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  • Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    September 30, 2011
    Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    September 30, 2011

    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.

  • V
    V
    Health Guide
    September 16, 2011
    V
    V
    Health Guide
    September 16, 2011

    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,

     

    V


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