I have a dilemma and would be interested if anyone can help with information. I am due to have rituximab infusions starting next week which are overdue and I haven't had any infusions since January.
It was suggested earlier in the year that I delay the infusions for as long as possible unless I felt in need, I had a bad spell and so decided in September I would go ahead and I'm booked in from this coming week.
My specialist's recent suggestion was that I wait until I could have the vaccine but at the time I felt this could be months away for me as even though I'm in the extremely vulnerable group, age wise I'm not in a priority group. The news tonight sounds promising however that I could be having the vaccine much sooner than I thought and so I'm wondering if I would be better waiting for the vaccine than having my infusions?
Does anyone know if by having rituximab first if that could affect the vaccines response or if I have the vaccine and then my rituximab infusions could that wipe out the vaccine's effectiveness.
So hard to know what to do for the best, any information is really appreciated.