The reason I ask is that my little grand daughter has to get a live nasal flu injection tomorrow and I know if we are on Rituximab we are not allowed live jabs and I'm sure I read somewhere that if you are on it to stay away from anyone that's been given the live injection for two weeks but that may just be for cancer patients on rituximab. I would be grateful if anyone knows the answer to this before tomorrow afternoon when she is due to get it. It wouldn't be ideal if that is the case as I look after her 3 days a week and with Christmas next week but I wouldn't forgive myself if she didn't get it and got flu.
I'm on Rituximab and wondering if it is safe to be ar... - NRAS
This is the statement from NRAS which explains the position regarding live flu vaccines. If you've had your vaccine more than 2 weeks ago you should be fine. If not it merely says you should be a bit cautious, be alert to symptoms and go to GP if this happens.
I imagine the advice for other live vaccines would be similar.
I was told last year when I enquired about my son receiving it that as long as I had mine 2 weeks before it shouldn’t be a problem.
Unfortunately this year due to us both having colds we ended up having them on the same day. So was just cautious. As my son is nine now I knew he would be sensible and not sneeze over me so wasn’t too worried.