So I asked him about vaccines etc, I see NRAS have been kind enough to reply and are looking into the remarks on tv recently.
I asked if I should have my TCZ infusion next week and he said yes, I'm advising all my patients to have the vaccination whatever one is offered as far as RA advice goes but they are giving patients in Rituximab advice about timings. His department are releasing guidelines very soon.
He said TCZ doesnt appear to cause too much lowering of antibodies and still feels it does reduce the severity and risk of death if his patients contracted RA I then got a prednisolone injection into my knee and told not to walk on it for 1 week as theres trauma, blood and inflammation in it. If it doesnt ease in 2 weeks he will do more!!