I've just spoken to my GP who has done some research and found that its OK for me to have the shingles vaccine when it comes out as I'm on less than 40mg of methotrexate. Its worth thinking about this as she says she was told that we RA patients are on a low enough does of immunosuppressants to be OK. So people on other meds may also be able to protect themselves against this horrible disease. Both my parents suffered horrible from shingles and the side effects of it and it blighted their latter years.
AND although I'm not 70 (yet) she is able to get it from NHS Scotland so I can have the jag free.
I'm sure not everyone will want to try this but I have confidence in my GP and in vaccines generally and promise I'll let you all know how things go. Vaccines arent available for about another month.