I went for my flu vaccination this morning. My G.P. had contacted me to tell me that I was entitled to a free vaccination because I had M.S. The nurse at my monthly Tysabri infusion was trying to persuade a lady there to take it. It is not a “live” vaccine, so there were no medical doubts about taking it. While I was at the surgery, they also offered me a pneumonia vaccine. I was told it was a “once only” jab, rather than a yearly repeat. Having been assured by the practice nurse that it was not a live vaccine, and safe to take while on Tysabri, I had that one as well. I figured that if I didn’t want the flu, then I certainly didn’t want pneumonia either…
Anyway, no adverse reaction to either jab thus far. If anyone is offered a free flu jab, then ask about pneumonia as well, would be my advice. Let’s not make life any more difficult for ourselves, eh.
Keep up the good fight.
Best wishes to all.