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Birmingham, Ala. — Results of a new study
contradict the belief that patients who receive medication for immune-mediated
diseases such as psoriasis may be at increased risk of contracting herpes zoster
shortly after receipt of the vaccine.

Using Medicare claims data from January 2006 through December
2009, researchers with University of Alabama at Birmingham evaluated patients
with immune-mediated diseases, reports.

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