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MTX and live vaccinations

ramummyramummy Posts: 100
Hello

As I am on MTX I'm aware I need to avoid live vaccines but does this extend to avoiding my children when they have live vaccines - I understand the MMR has a 'live' component to it and I have young children who will be having it soon - what shall I do, can I do nappies, should I hold them? Please help!

Many thanks.

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  • jackie1955jackie1955 Posts: 858
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi ramummy,

    No reply yet to this from the Team so I've 'pushed' it to the top, I too need some clarification about this. H

    Hope they see it! My grandson has 2nd injections next week.

    Jackie x
  • helpline_teamhelpline_team Posts: 2,067
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi ramummy and jackie
    Sorry we don't have the answer to your question but we are trying to find out for you. It is quite a specialised question and really one for your rheumy to answer but we'll do our best.
    Best wishes
    Val
  • ramummyramummy Posts: 100
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi ramummy and jackie
    Sorry we don't have the answer to your question but we are trying to find out for you. It is quite a specialised question and really one for your rheumy to answer but we'll do our best.
    Best wishes
    Val

    Thank you Val, musch appreciated. :D
  • helpline_teamhelpline_team Posts: 2,067
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The reply from the rheumy that answers our questions for us is that if you have had the MMR yourselves then you should have an immunity but this is something you should discuss with your individual doctors.
    Hope this helps.
    Best wishes
    Val
  • helpline_teamhelpline_team Posts: 2,067
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Ramummy & jackie
    I've sent you both a private message
    Val
  • jackie1955jackie1955 Posts: 858
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you - put my mind at rest :)

    Jackie x
  • ramummyramummy Posts: 100
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    jackie1955 wrote:
    Thank you - put my mind at rest :)

    Jackie x


    Me too! Thanks so much.
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