Hi all. I had my infusion back in June. Is it ok to have a flu jab now? Seem to be so many conflicting comments on here. Plus they seem quite old comments so thought there maybe new advice ..
My rheumatology nurse says to wait until 7 months after first infusion which brings me to January which is worrying me as we all know the flu season is upon us already... I know she’s probably right but sometimes I do question if they really do know...I really don’t want the flu!!
Seems crazy we’re given a drug to dampen our immune systems but then not allowed the flu shot. I had it on embrel every year.. I know Rituximab works in a slightly different way but surely it’s more advisable to have protection against flu .. unless it doesn’t work within those 6 months?
Any advice or similar scenarios out there? TTx