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Is it Safe to Get a Flu Shot Vaccine While on Orencia?

11/25/2008

Question:

I have read on different sites on the internet and some say it is safe to get flu shots while on Orencia while others do not recomend it. My doctor recomended it when I was on Enbrel and I did and had no problem. Is it appropriate to get the flu shot while on Orencia?

Answer:

It is fine to get the flu shot while on Orencia. However, I would not get the FluMist nasal spray since it is a live vaccine.

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Response by:

Johnny  Su, MD Johnny Su, MD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University