According to posters in my GPs' waiting room, I am now eligible for the shingles jab. However, I seem to remember advice on this forum saying that it's not advisable for patients receiving prednisolone. I have been looking at the Government's guidance for practitioners and unearthed the following:
"people receiving 40mg Prednisolone per day for more than one week should not
receive the vaccine until at least 3 months after cessation of therapy. A longer delay, up
to 6 months, may be appropriate for the age cohorts included in the national
I am now on 5mg of pred and asked the GP I saw today (my usual GP wasn't available) and he didn't seem to know whether I should ore should not have the vaccine.
Is there anything else I shold know?