It’s that time of the year. New recommendations to discuss with your doctor.
Yup, great article, thx @A myRAteam Member, follow doc advice always after discussing pros and cons. No universal decision exists for all patients.
Key takeaway from article:
“Individual vaccination plans should be explained to the patient, allowing for shared decision making and implementation between the rheumatology team, the primary care physician and the patient”.
Do know that anyone born in 1957 or earlier (before vaccines were released) is assumed to have had MMR and therefore the CDC doesn’t recommended vaccination unless ur a healthcare worker. also anyone can have their blood titer done (simple blood test) for the MMR antibodies however to make absolute sure your immune. I did this ...cause why risk a vaccine with RA if not really needed?
I also am not getting the shingles vaccine (herpes zoster) cause new vaccine too new and was rushed out and getting shingles, while painful, doesn’t affect one’s RA negatively or increase side effect risks of RA meds. After few yrs out, I’ll then get. First zoster vaccine released few yrs ago they decided didn’t work and now it’s been pulled from the market. Just sayin. Will get my annual flu shot however in Oct. Of course, always follow ur own docs advice for ur particular unique situation.