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Should I Get Flu Shot If On Immunosuppressive Drug
Yes: Inactivated or subunit vaccines are not contraindicated in people on this type of medicine. The live attenuated FluMist vaccine should not be given. ...Read more
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
I got a flu shot today, and need to begin taking the z-pack for abssesed tooth. Will antibiotics interact with the flu vaccine? How long do I wait?
Yes: Keep close contact with your prescribing physician and ask all your questions. Since you must be seen every month while taking this, you should have ample opportunity to review every single detail. ...Read more
no sig interaction: No significant interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've already had the flu this season. Should i still get a flu shot anyway? If i've already had the flu, should I get the flu shot too? Is there a chance i might get it again if i don't have the shot?
The : The flu vaccine is different each year. A great deal of research goes into determing what viruses are likely to be a problem each year. So you could develop one type of viral infection (including influenza), but it may not be the same strain of influenza that you would be vaccinated against. So, yes, it can be helpful. ...Read more
How long does rabies vaccine protects you? I got 3 vaccine and 1 booster (getting another..) what if i got bitten again this month, Do i need it again
How long do I need to wait to get the tdap shot after getting a flu shot? Also when are they effective?
Rule: A good rule of thumb is to avoid live vaccinations such the nasal flu vaccine while taking a biologic response modifier (cimzia, enbrel, etc.). The flu shot is not a live vaccine. Another good rule would be to try to have all vaccines up to date before starting a biologic drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No as a general rule: Its best to offer live vaccines such as zostavax prior to initiating therapy with immunosupressive agents. Combination of Rituximab with a live vaccine may cause more harm than good. In rare cases, only your doctor can decide if the benefit of this vaccine outweighs the potential risks. If feasible, Rituximab may be stopped for a few months prior to administering live vaccine. ...Read more
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