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People with Rheumatoid Arthritis Are at High Risk for Serious Flu Complications and Should Get Vaccinated
October 19, 2009
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The CDC has an important message for people with immune systems compromised by diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. You are at risk for both seasonal and 2009 H1N1 flu complications and should be vaccinated as soon as the vaccine becomes available in your community. To find a vaccination location near you, click here.
In guidelines for health care professionals, the CDC suggested that patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease receive the 2009 H1N1 vaccine and the seasonal flu vaccine.More information on the guidelines can be found here.