Vaccinations in Patients with Rheumatic Disease: Consider Disease and Therapy

Cassandra Calabrese
Medical Clinics of North America 2021, 105 (2): 213-225
Patients with rheumatic diseases are susceptible to infections due to their underlying disease states as well as from immunosuppressive medications, highlighting the importance of vaccination, these same factors also pose challenges to vaccine efficacy, safety, and uptake. This article reviews the impact of immunosuppressive therapies and rheumatic disease on vaccine efficacy in this vulnerable patient population as well as discusses best practices.

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