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08-23-2017, 11:07 AM   #1
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Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine and Remicade

Hey everyone,

Has anybody received the varicella vaccine (live attenuated) while on a biologic, such as Remicade? I've been using Remicade for 12 years now, and I need to get the vaccine for school/jobs in the pharma/medical environment. Back in December of this year, I discontinued Remicade for 3 months in order to get the vaccine, then waited another 3 months to restart it (since that's what my doctor said would be the safest route). However, I just went to get titer results for the vaccine and they came back with a negative titer.

Therefore, now I'm really considering just getting the vaccine while on Remicade. Has anybody done this?

Thanks for the responses.
08-23-2017, 06:46 PM   #2
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No live vaccines while on Remicade..... Including nasal flu spray and I would say the varicella vaccine too if it is live.
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