Jul 25, 2011 09:25AM Rushell wrote:
I am so sorry for the discomfort you are enduring hun. I hope your dermi has givien you something to relieve it.
Actually, I'm pretty sure that most people who have a serious illness that interferes with their immune system is encouraged NOT to get the vaccine.
But it is a good idea to check with your Doctor before receiving any vaccines, as they may interfere with your treatment.
A link to info regarding shingle vaccine: (remove this if I was not allowed to post this) http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/should-not-vacc.htm#shingles
Some people should not get shingles vaccine or should wait.
A person should not get shingles vaccine who:
- has ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction to gelatin, the antibiotic neomycin, or any other component of shingles vaccine. Tell your doctor if you have any severe allergies.
- has a weakened immune system because of current:
- AIDS or another disease that affects the immune system,
- treatment with drugs that affect the immune system, such as prolonged use of high-dose steroids,
- cancer treatment such as radiation or chemotherapy,
- cancer affecting the bone marrow or lymphatic system, such as leukemia or lymphoma.
- is pregnant, or might be pregnant. Women should not become pregnant until at least 4 weeks after getting shingles vaccines.
Someone with a minor acute illness, such as a cold, may be vaccinated. But anyone with a moderate or severe acute illness should usually wait until they recover before getting the vaccine. This includes anyone with a temperature of 101.3° F or higher.