Do you mean like we get them for free? Im not sure about that but I get mine every year anyway
I get mine for free.
Yes ulcerative colitis was one of the conditions pushed for free flu vaccine at the end of last year
Yes we can also the pneumococcal vaccine as well
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.
Yes I get it every year since becoming ill
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?)
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
Do you know if you can have the vaccine whilst taking Pentasa Mesalazine?
No idea. X
Pretty sure you can as long as it's not a live version. I'm on Lialda and can have it
Ok thank you
If only I knew as I paid for Mine!!
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
Yes u are
Yes and so should your family be as carers...
Hmmm interesting as I rang my docs before christmas and they said no I wasn't entitled
It’s a autoimmune disease
Yes. Not a live vaccine
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
Idk i do better if i dont get it
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.
My dad was, and so was I as soon as I come out of hospital I got told I had to have it
Yes had mine just before Xmas though I think it was more because I am taking azathioprine which lowers emune system
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
Yes my mom has ulcerative colitis and we get the flu vaccine every year
Awsome didn't know that will get mine then
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.
I get offered it now my Colon is history.
Yeah, it has to be the jag though and not the nasal spray
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
I had a normal virus, that lasted 10 weeks, so I wouldn’t wanna get flu
Depends on the pharmacy as not all offer it free but you can definitely get it free from your doctors