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Any advice on getting Covid vaccine while on ADT, Zytiga and Prednisone?

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I have cmpc with PSA of 0.5

Recent blood tests normal.

3 different docs in same oncology hospital dept have said no, yes, cannot advise in that order re: me getting covid vaccine. I cannot see same doctor each visit.

I might need to travel to UK end of June. Would love to hear your views, experiences.

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I know several guys taking the same drugs who had no problem getting the vaccine. There's nothing in CDC guidelines against it. I wonder why he said no? Is your bloodwork adverse?

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rhenrick in reply to Tall_Allen

No, recent bloods ok.Doc also said if I do get vaccine, bionTech, then I should wait for a week after my Enantone injection which I have had today.

Generally men with PCa have no problem taking a Covid 19 vaccine. In fact, Lutamides like Bicalutamide reduce the risk of getting Covid19 to some extent.

Pfizer's vaccine is not fully effective against mutant versions of virus. A Professor of Infectious Diseases from New York's Rutgers' University died last week due to a mutant

Coronavirus . He was vaccinated with both doses of Pfizer vaccine only 3 months ago

If you are concerned while travelling to UK, discuss use of Ivermectin tablets 9 to 12 mg every week ..with your Doctors. And of course, mask, handwashing etc is a given.

Now, Ivermectin is being used esp in health care workers in many countries for prevention of covid19

I got the pfizer vaccine. No bad reaction on either injection, other than a sore injection site.

I believe the pfizer vaccine is pretty good against the UK MO said it was OK.

Most importantly, have a nice trip.

Lupron + Zytiga + prednisone for 2 years. Got Moderna vaccine shots Jan and Feb. No obvious problems.

Lupron + Zytiga + prednisone for 3 1/2 years. No problem after Pfizer vaccine.

also on firmagon and zytiga no problem with the Moderna two shot.

Lots of Tylenol and or excedrin.

I am on eligard, zytiga and prednisone. I got both moderna vaccines. Sore srm gor a day but no side affecys. Glad i got it.

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rhenrick in reply to michael00

Thank you everyone who responded. Very good to know that vaccine is doable. Best wishes to you all.

I'm doing Lupron/abi/prednisone .. had both .. only arm soreness.

Do your own research. There is much information regarding this vaccine. Chose wisely grasshopper.

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rhenrick in reply to Ramp7

I have researched it but most sites say there is little information, hence my request that others here share their experiences.

rhenrick, I carry a letter from my oncologist that I can get immunizations despite taking a daily pragdasone. I am on Eligard quarterly, Zytega and prednisone daily now for 9 months. In April I completed the Moderna vaccine before traveling with no side effects.

"showed the arm" for self and others...


This is my drug regimen and had both shots of Moderna. No problems. Mild tiredness, off and on headaches for a couple of days.

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rhenrick in reply to jsmith2506

Great to know everyone.Thanks again

Get the shots. And then travel as though you didn’t (with care). The low dose prednisone is not immunosuppressive and does not interfere with developing immunity from any of the vaccines. The vaccine clinicians have been trained accordingly. You don’t need any one else’s authorization.

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treedown in reply to MateoBeach

I agree don't make any assumptions once you have it. Act like you don't. So many think means you have nothing to worry about and that us not true. Keep doing all you would w/o it, assuming your wearing a mask, social distancing etc based on CDC recommendations which I will note are a little stricter than WHOS when it comes to exercising outdoors w/o a mask.

Been on Zytiga, prednisone for four years now. I got m Modera shots in late February no side effects at all. My Cancer doctor told me flat out when its available to me get it.

I have gotten the Pfzer vaccine (has least side effects of any of the vaccines) while having been on Zytiga for years. I am fine and had no problem with side effects and I am more free to get out and see family. Go for it!

Take 2 Tylenol2Dee

I had it, no issues. My wings have grown out nice and beautiful too although I was hoping for the laser beams that shoot out of my eyes superpower.

Geez you're a lucky guy..... a vaccination and you get real wings..... with my vaccination all I got were chicken wings....(hot spicy ones with blue cheese dressing)........The beams are down my basement....

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Tuesday 05/11/2021 6:39 PM DST

I got the vaccine while on ADT and Zytiga.

Okay it's your turn for info:Greetings rhenrick,

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Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Tuesday 05/11/2021 6:31 PM DST

The many comments suggest that there are no if any complications from Pfizer, Moderna, etc. Has anyone taken AstraZeneca without problems?

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