Preventing Shingles in RA Patients

The live varicella-zoster vaccine can effectively prevent shingles in rheumatoid arthritis patients starting treatment with the drug tofacitinib, according to results of 2 recently-published studies in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Patients who received the shingles vaccine several weeks prior to the start of treatment for arthritis with tofacitinib demonstrated robust immune responses that were sustained even after the…