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smokinsuzy2000 t1_j2wl0b8 wrote

I'm on immunotherapy for RA and Regeneron reached out to me to say not to take any vaccines. So I said, right I shouldn't take live vaccines. Their reply? No vaccines. I couldn't believe that coming straight from big pharma.


braellyra t1_j2x2ncn wrote

Woah, that’s a bit ridiculous. My rheumatologist—and every rheumatologist I’ve spoken with since getting diagnosed almost 10 years ago—has said the more non-live vaccines the better, and I should get vaccinated against as many things as I possibly can. Maybe it varies by the specific action of certain RA meds? (DMARDs vs TNF blockers vs etc)


libananahammock t1_j2xtv4s wrote

I have scleroderma and my rheumatologist said the same thing. Even said that my husband and kids should be up to date on their covid and flu vaccines to help protect me as well