08-05-2014, 03:46 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2012
Shingles vaccine

Hi...was just wondering if anyone knows if you can get the shingles vaccine while you are on humira? From what I have read it sounds like the answer is no because the vaccine is a live virus and since humira lowers your immunity, you would basically give yourself shingles? Will check with our GI but wondered if anyone on this forum has had the vaccine.
08-05-2014, 04:23 PM   #2
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: New South Wales, Australia
You are right, the answer is no. It is a live vaccine so whilst ever you are in an immunosuppressant, and for three months after cessation, you canít have it.

Dusty. xxx
Mum of 2 kids with Crohn's.
08-05-2014, 05:40 PM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2012
Thanks for your reply DustyCat!
08-05-2014, 05:40 PM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2012
Oops Kat!!

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