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I would like to know if shingles vaccinations are risky for celiacs?

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I would like to know if shingles vaccinations are risky for celiacs?

I don't know that any vaccinations are risky for celiacs. I am looking into getting the shingles vaccine.

Is there a reason you suspect that it might be risky?

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I was wondering the same thing but b/c both my hubs & myself have dh. THAT is what concerns me about the shingles vaccine.

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I understand that people with compromised auto immune systems should not take innoculations with a live virus> Does this also mean celiacs?

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I would like to know if shingles vaccinations are risky for celiacs?

I understand that people with compromised auto immune systems should not take innoculations with a live virus> Does this also mean celiacs?

I am not aware of any reason why persons with celiac disease should be any more concerned than the general population. The term compromised, with respect to the immune system, does not refer to celiac disease. It refers to people who are immunodeficient. HIV is one example.

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Also, people who take the biologic TNF-inhibitors such as Humira and Enbrel should not be given any live vaccine, which I understand shingles vaccine is. The TNF inhibitors suppress the immune system.

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What Peter said. I've never heard any of the experts warning people with celiac not to get a vaccine.

richard

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Thank you all for your posts.

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