rheumatology
Medicines

Action needed on immune therapy patients and shingles vaccine

A TGA committee has urged the regulator to take steps to prevent any further more incidents of immunocompromised patients being given zoster vaccine by mistake. The live virus vaccine is contraindicated in patients taking immune therapies such as biologics and most DMARDs, in whom it may cause severe, disseminated, life threatening herpes zoster infection. But despite warnings following a fatality ...

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