My youngest daughter was diagnosed with JIA at 18 months old. The advice we were given at the time was that she could not be given the chicken pox immunisation because it is a live vaccine. This means that every time she comes into contact with children at school with chicken pox she is put on anti viral medication which is an unpleasant addition to her two injections and episodic steroids. Doctors are now saying that they do want to give her the immunisation despite still being on her JIA medication which subdues her immune system? Does anyone know what the current advice is?
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