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Any contraindication for a shingles vaccine?

JoanneNH
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Agewise, I just qualified to get a shingles vaccine.

 

Anyone know of any contracindications?

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NanoSecond
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You did not mention which drugs and/or therapy you are following.

I am on Inlyta - previously on Sutent.  My oncologist has advised against getting the Shingles vaccine but did highly encourage me to get the Flu shot.

He also mentioned the Pneumonia vaccine - said it was optional.

JoanneNH
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I'm not on any therapy/drugs.

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NanoSecond
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OK, then what's to contrainterdict?

Eliezer2
Posts: 58
Joined: Aug 2012

Do not know, but have had shingles and it is unpleasant but not a big deal.  Not sure you really need an innoculation for it  goes away in 7-10 days

todd121
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It can be quite serious and very painful. I've even heard of it causing permanent damage such as blindness.

I couldn't get it when I was on everolimus, but now that I'm off it, I plan to get it. It's a live vaccine, so if you're on anything that reduces immune response, you probably shouldn't get it.

Todd

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foxhd
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I've been on the nivolumab and then the Il-2, they haven't wanted me to have any vaccines. OK with me as I have not been sick except this kidney crap.

one putt
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Joined: Sep 2012

Same here. My doctor said no vaccines

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NewDay
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Hi Joanne,

Since you aren't on any medications, are you just asking if it is ok for someone with only one kidney to get the vaccine?

Kathy

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NewDay
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Joined: May 2012

For those on Votrient, I found this on a UK cancer website:

 

You should not have immunisations with live vaccines while you are having treatment or for at least 6 months afterwards. In the UK, these include rubella, mumps, measles (usually given together as MMR), BCG, yellow fever and Zostavax (shingles vaccine).

 

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