Immunization of patients with rheumatoid arthritis against influenza: a study of vaccine safety and immunogenicity.

@article{Chalmers1994ImmunizationOP,
  title={Immunization of patients with rheumatoid arthritis against influenza: a study of vaccine safety and immunogenicity.},
  author={A. C. Chalmers and David W. Scheifele and Christopher Patterson and Denise A Williams and Jonathan Weber and R Shuckett and Andreas Teufel},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1994},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={1203-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To address the issues of immunogenicity and local and systemic reactions to vaccination with influenza vaccine in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS One hundred and twenty-six patients with RA were stratified into 3 groups: (1) those with a history of vaccination with influenza vaccine within 24 months who were receiving usual therapy for RA, (2) those receiving usual therapy for RA but without prior vaccine, and (3) those receiving immunosuppressive medication or… CONTINUE READING

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