I'm going to start Humira so I wanted to have the shingles jab before to try to ensure that I don't get shingles as some have on here. I'm in Saudi at the moment and the rheumatologist was agreeable. However, it turned out that they don't have it at the hospital where I go and so he suggested the MMR with Varicella (chicken pox vaccine). I'm just not sure, it sounds peculiar to give that when I've had chicken pox as a child, also mumps and measles. I've looked it up and the dose for the chicken pox vaccine is 19 times less than what would be in the shingles one. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I will be seeing the rheumatologist on Wednesday and I'm going to ask if it is possible to get the shingles vaccine anywhere else here. Otherwise I don't think that I will have the MMRV. Also he said that I could start Humira 2 weeks after the vaccine but I've read differing advice - some say at least one month, maybe two! Clemmie
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