I had an appointment with my Rheumatologist a couple of weeks ago and she advised me to have a Shingles vaccine. She said the new one is ok for people with Lupus. My brother in law had recently had Shingles and it was terrible for him so I thought, ok, I'll do it. Now, 2 weeks later, I am pretty sure I have Shingles on my forehead, scalp and eye. (I am hoping to see the Dr. today for diagnosis.) So far, it's not as bad as I've heard it can be so I am hoping it's a mild case but wondering if I even would have contracted it if I hadn't had the vaccine?! All this to say...be wary of getting this particular vaccine. I had done minimal research before agreeing to it; now I wish I had waited. In the last few days, I found out that there's not a lot of data available on lupus patients who are on biologics getting this vaccine. I am on Benlysta, a biologic(!) and my doctor knows that! Ugh. As soon as this is over, I am going to get a new doctor.