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Vaccinations and Rheumatoid Arthritis - What You Should Know

By April 23, 2013

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Most of us were vaccinated as youngsters to prevent certain childhood diseases. As adults, the most common vaccine is for the prevention of flu. A shingles vaccine is now available, too. Exposure to a vaccine causes an antibody to be produced by your body which then protects you from getting sick if exposed to a specific toxin or pathogen.

Some people with chronic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, have questions though. Are vaccinations safe for people with rheumatoid arthritis? Are there potential negative consequences associated with vaccinations? Could vaccines potentially cause or worsen rheumatic disease? Find the answers in Vaccinations and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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