Shingles vaccine doesn’t harm people with IBD, study shows

The shingles vaccine is safe and effective for patients with psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and certain other autoimmune diseases, according to a study of more than 460,000 Medicare patients who suffered from a rheumatic or immune-mediated disease. None of the more than 18,600 patients who received a shingles vaccine developed shingles within 42 days after vaccination, and only 138 patients developed herpes zoster more than 42 days after vaccination. HealthDay News (7/3)