ACR: Shingles vaccine lasts five years


Rheumatologists should consider re-vaccinating their patients with herpes zoster vaccine at five years, say researchers who discovered protection wanes after this time. The retrospective analysis of 130,107 Medicare patients with autoimmune diseases between 2006 and 2012 found rates of herpes zoster among vaccinated patients rose from 0.75 per 100 person-years during the first year after ...


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