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Flu vaccine while taking Mercaptopurine.

Posted by Hank

I have Crohn's Disease and have bee taking Mercaptopurine for several years.  I was previously told that I should not get a flu vaccination while on the drug.  I have recently learned of other individuals taking the drug who do get the flu vaccine.  What is your opinion and what about the h1n1 vaccine?
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My GI said yes, to get the H1N1 vaccine ASAP.  He said to be sure and get the shot, not the live version.  I got mine 6 days ago, and have not noticed any difference.
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