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Vaccination with live vaccines, such as the live herpes zoster vaccine, is not recommended for people being treated with leflunomide, nor should a live vaccine be given sooner than a period of at least 6 months has elapsed after stopping leflunomide. Leflunomide has a long half‐life. There are no clinical data on the safety of vaccination with live vaccines during treatment with leflunomide.

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Batty, K


Internal Medicine Journal 48(10): 1279-1280

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