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What You Need to Know About RA and Vaccinations

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Doctor giving a rheumatoid arthritis patient a vaccine.
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Doctor preparing a vaccine.
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An important trio of vaccines


Rheumatoid arthritis patients should get a flu vaccine by the end of October.
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The flu shot


Research on vaccines.
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Effectiveness of the flu vaccine


Vaccines need to be timed when administered with certain rheumatoid arthritis medications.
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Immunosuppressant medication and the flu vaccine


Doctor giving a rheumatoid arthritis patient the pneumonia vaccine.
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The pneumonia shot


Rheumatoid arthritis patients should get the pneumonia vaccine every 5 years.
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When to get the pneumonia shot


Rheumatoid arthritis patient receiving a tetanus vaccine.
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Tetanus vaccine


Doctor holding nasal flu spray.
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Live vaccines and immunosuppressants


Shingles vaccine to protect rheumatoid arthritis patients.
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RA and the shingles vaccine


Doctor putting a bandage on a patient who just received a vaccine.
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Suppressed immune systems and vaccination


Eggs.
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Egg allergy and flu vaccine


Airplane taking off.
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Travel vaccines and RA


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.