What happens when you don't get it?
But if you're not getting the shingles vaccine, that means you're at higher risk of getting the disease than vaccinated individuals. For a long time, there was nothing to do except hope that you didn't get the classic, painful rash. Some people are even left with permanent nerve damage if not treated quickly.
But it looks like there's good news for those suffering from RA. Researchers have been looking into developing a non-live vaccine. That means that soon, rheumatoid patients can get protected too.