Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz: General Vaccination and RA

Ingrid Torjesen

Ingrid Torjesen is a UK-based freelance health journalist with more than 30 years of experience in health and medical communications. She works for numerous publications including Rheumatology Network, the BMJ and the Economist’s Intelligence Unit. Before her freelance career, her staff jobs included news editor of both Pulse and GP (the two leading UK weekly titles for primary care doctors), and opinion and features editor of the Health Service Journal (the UK’s leading health policy title). She also spent a few years working in Australia, including on Australian Doctor.

While COVID-19 vaccinations have been prominently featured in the news, other vaccinations are also important. How much do you know about use of general vaccinations for for patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Which of the following vaccinations does the 2015 American College of Rheumatology guidelines specifically recommend are given to patients aged 50 and over before initiating therapy for rheumatoid arthritis?