Last reply 3 weeks ago
Flu jab after lemtrada?

Morning everyone.
Has anyone had the flu jab after lemtrada. I’m 7 months post round 2 and starting to see some improvement in symptoms, feeling the best in a long time, and worried it might trigger some sort of immune response , making things worse.
I’ve read different views on this subject and just thought I’d try and get some advice on here.
Thanks.

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bas76
3 weeks ago

I’ve just asked the same question myself but I have recently started Cladribine. I have the same concern. I have just concluded it’s a gamble either way.


stumbler
3 weeks ago

@bluesky69 , the following is on the MS Society website (https://www.mssociety.org.uk/care-and-support/health-and-social-care/health-care/flu-jabs) :-

“If you’re taking alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) wait before getting a flu jab. After your last dose of this drug your immune system needs three to four months to recover before it’s safe to have vaccinations. Your MS specialist will give you advice.”

@bas76 , having read this, I would be tempted to follow this advice for Cladribine too. Although, you could pose the question direct to the manufacturers of Mavenclad (Cladribine) :-

https://www.merckgroup.com/en/company/contact-us.html


bas76
3 weeks ago

@stumbler that’s a brilliant suggestion and sounds the most sensible so far. I will make contact with them and let you know what they suggest.


bluesky69
3 weeks ago

Thanks for the info. @stumbler
@bas76

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