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10-10-2014, 07:58 AM   #1
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Flu Jab and Octasa!

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I went for my yearly flu jab today at Boots and was told they could not give me one because I take Octasa and in the medical book the pharmacist got out said because vaccine may have an effect on incompromised immunity! I'm not in a flare up but this was their criteria. Anyone else have this problem!

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10-10-2014, 08:22 AM   #2
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I don't know what Octasa is but many of us here are immunocompromised and we are urged to get vaccinated.
10-10-2014, 08:30 AM   #3
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Octasa is mesalamine. It's every time I get a virus that flares me up so having a flu jab is makes sense. Will go talk to my doctor!
10-10-2014, 08:41 AM   #4
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Go to a different pharmacy for your flu jab. Octasa would not have any effect on immunity as far as criteria for the flu jab.
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