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The use, safety, and effectiveness of herpes zoster vaccination in individuals with inflammatory and autoimmune diseases: a longitudinal observational study

Jie Zhang1, Elizabeth Delzell1, Fenglong Xie2, John W Baddley3, Claire Spettell4, Raechele M Mcmahan5, Joaquim Fernandes4, Lang Chen2, Kevin Winthrop6 and Jeffrey R Curtis12*

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1 Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

2 Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 510 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

3 Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham Veteran Affairs Medical Center, 1900 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

4 Aetna Informatics, Aetna, 980 Jolly Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422, USA

5 Aetna Specialty Pharmacy, 503 Sunport Lane, Orlando, FL 32809, USA

6 Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road L457, Portland, OR 97239, USA

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011, 13:R174  doi:10.1186/ar3497

Published: 24 October 2011

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