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A 28-year-old female asked:

Can i get the flu shot if i'm on humira (adalimumab)?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: Inactivated or subunit vaccines are not contraindicated in people on this type of medicine. The live attenuated FluMist vaccine should not be given.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Influenza Vaccine: Agree with Dr. Lutwick. You can receive the inactivated influenza virus vaccine. But per Drugs.Com, you could have a reduced response to the vaccine if on adalimumab.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Nov 10, 2018

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