Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 103–104 | Cite as

Preventive influenza vaccination for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. A need for an international campaign

  • L. Koutsogeorgopoulou
  • C. Antoniadis
  • D. Vassilopoulos
  • D. Kassimos
Letter to the Editor

Notes

Disclosures

None

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Koutsogeorgopoulou
    • 1
  • C. Antoniadis
    • 1
  • D. Vassilopoulos
    • 2
  • D. Kassimos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RheumatologyAsclepeion HospitalAthensGreece
  2. 2.Second Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of MedicineHippokration General HospitalAthensGreece
  3. 3.Department of Rheumatology401 Military HospitalAthensGreece

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