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Can you get a swine flu shot while you are taking humira (adalimumab)?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If you receive the killed vaccine, not the live one.

In brief: Yes

If you receive the killed vaccine, not the live one.
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Humira (adalimumab) & other anti-tnf therapies have been associated with an increased risk for developing infection.
It is recommended that all patients be up to date with all immunizations prior to beginning Humira (adalimumab) or other anti-tnf therapies. All flu vaccines except the live flu vaccine are safe to receive during Humira (adalimumab) treatment. For 2011 the swine (h1n1) vaccine is included in the general influenza vaccine.

In brief: It depends

Humira (adalimumab) & other anti-tnf therapies have been associated with an increased risk for developing infection.
It is recommended that all patients be up to date with all immunizations prior to beginning Humira (adalimumab) or other anti-tnf therapies. All flu vaccines except the live flu vaccine are safe to receive during Humira (adalimumab) treatment. For 2011 the swine (h1n1) vaccine is included in the general influenza vaccine.
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