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Ipi and flu shots

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    ValinMtl
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      Flu shots are coming to town next Tuesday and all of a sudden I have this dilemna.  I'm on compassionate ipi, has anybody taking ipi be allowed to have a flu shot?  I'm going to try to get answer from the doctors in the next few days, otherwise, I think I'll have to pass on it.  Val

      Flu shots are coming to town next Tuesday and all of a sudden I have this dilemna.  I'm on compassionate ipi, has anybody taking ipi be allowed to have a flu shot?  I'm going to try to get answer from the doctors in the next few days, otherwise, I think I'll have to pass on it.  Val

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        KatyWI
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          The compassionate use trial exclusion criteria say you're supposed to avoid live vaccines for 28 days before and after ipi.  I skipped getting my flu vaccine so as not to mess up my chances of getting in to the trial.  I told my husband he had to get the shot so he wouldn't give me the flu later!

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          KatyWI
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            The compassionate use trial exclusion criteria say you're supposed to avoid live vaccines for 28 days before and after ipi.  I skipped getting my flu vaccine so as not to mess up my chances of getting in to the trial.  I told my husband he had to get the shot so he wouldn't give me the flu later!

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            Jim in Denver
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              My Doc says no Flu shot, Val – don't mess with your immune system while on Ipi.

              Best,

              Jim

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              Jim in Denver
              Participant

                My Doc says no Flu shot, Val – don't mess with your immune system while on Ipi.

                Best,

                Jim

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                ValinMtl
                Participant

                  Thanks Katy and Jim…it confirms what I've been thinking…Hubby can take the dose for both of us.  Val

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                  ValinMtl
                  Participant

                    Thanks Katy and Jim…it confirms what I've been thinking…Hubby can take the dose for both of us.  Val

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                      swissie
                      Participant

                        You don't really need a flu shot. I am on another trial with ipi for a year now, and last year my husband and son had the flu (more than once). I did get a runny nose, but that was it. One advantage of being on ipi!

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                        swissie
                        Participant

                          You don't really need a flu shot. I am on another trial with ipi for a year now, and last year my husband and son had the flu (more than once). I did get a runny nose, but that was it. One advantage of being on ipi!

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                        Jerry from Cape Cod
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                          Hi Val,

                          Last year BMS came out with a strick guideline of no flu shots period.  I believe the reason is that they do not want to "over" stimulate the immune system and cause additional side effect problems.

                           

                          Jerry from Cape Cod

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                          Jerry from Cape Cod
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                            Hi Val,

                            Last year BMS came out with a strick guideline of no flu shots period.  I believe the reason is that they do not want to "over" stimulate the immune system and cause additional side effect problems.

                             

                            Jerry from Cape Cod

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