Speak with your doctor to learn more
If you live with rheumatoid arthritis and are taking any kind of steroid medication or biologic immunosuppressant, you likely are not protected from the varicella virus. That means you are in more danger of getting sick with shingles than other people, and it's time to go to your doctor to find out more about Shingrix. Talk with your rheumatologist about this new vaccine and whether or not it's a good option for you. It's always good to stay informed and be your own best advocate for your health.