Ulcerative Colitis

Does anyone know if people with ulcerative colitis are entitled to the flu vaccine? Uk

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Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Do you mean like we get them for free? Im not sure about that but I get mine every year anyway


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

I get mine for free.


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Yes ulcerative colitis was one of the conditions pushed for free flu vaccine at the end of last year


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Yes


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Yes we can also the pneumococcal vaccine as well


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Ooh great I was wanting to know this as well. I might speak to my doctor about this soon. At the end of the day it is an autoimmune disease so it should have been, thanks for the info guys.


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Yes


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Yes I get it every year since becoming ill


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

I was told by my doctors surgery that you can have the flu jab but only if it's depressed (not sure what they meant by that... remission?)

Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

I'm pretty sure they mean it's the dead virus. We can't have the live vaccines because of our weakened immune systems, specially if we're on biologics

Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Do you know if you can have the vaccine whilst taking Pentasa Mesalazine?

Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

No idea. X

Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Pretty sure you can as long as it's not a live version. I'm on Lialda and can have it


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Ok thank you


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Yes


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

If only I knew as I paid for Mine!!


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

You need the injection as its made using the dead virus. We are not allowed the nasal equivalent as that is made from the live virus


Answered Jan 8, 2018    reply

Yes


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Yes!


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Yes u are


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Yes and so should your family be as carers...


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Hmmm interesting as I rang my docs before christmas and they said no I wasn't entitled


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

It’s a autoimmune disease


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Yes. Not a live vaccine


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

There is natural treatment for ulcerative colitis it consists of honey and 3 types of herbs it take from 6 months to one year and it will heal ulcers


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Idk i do better if i dont get it


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

It’s been 9 years since I last had it but at the time you only got it for free if you were on one of the immunosuppressant drugs for ulcerative colitis, just having ulcerative colitis didn’t entitle you automatically to it for free.
But anyone can get it if they pay for it, I think it costs about £15.


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

My dad was, and so was I as soon as I come out of hospital I got told I had to have it


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Yes had mine just before Xmas though I think it was more because I am taking azathioprine which lowers emune system


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

I wasn’t on anything when I had mine, first time colitis is a autoimmune disease so you can have it, no matter what medication your on


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Yes my mom has ulcerative colitis and we get the flu vaccine every year


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Awsome didn't know that will get mine then


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

I was given a flu vaccine free because of having to use a inhaler. Think it can depend on how much ulcerative colitis affects your body.


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

I get offered it now my Colon is history.


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Yeah, it has to be the jag though and not the nasal spray


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

I was told I should and i did. I’m on humira so my immune system should be weak but everyone in my family but me caught the flu. So idk j guess it worked


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

I had a normal virus, that lasted 10 weeks, so I wouldn’t wanna get flu


Answered Jan 9, 2018    reply

Depends on the pharmacy as not all offer it free but you can definitely get it free from your doctors


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