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Preparing For Chemo - Did Others Get Shingles, Flu, Pneumonia, Etc. Vaccines/boosters Before Chemo?

Preparing For Chemo - Did Others Get Shingles, Flu, Pneumonia, Etc. Vaccines/boosters Before Chemo?

Because I'm probably starting chemo in a month or so, and it'll be the middle of winter, I want to prepare myself and my immune system. Did anyone else get vaccines before their chemo. I got my flu shot in early November, so hopefully I'm covered there, but I do hear it's a nasty flu season.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had a flu shot between chemo treatments (TAC). No problems with colds or flu, the only sickness I had was from the chemo (vomiting, diarrhea C-diff, and a weird yeast infection in my mouth), don't miss all that. Due to chemo my allergies went away but came back after treatment. I was surprised I didn't get colds and flu cause I lived with my sister and her young kids who were in daycare and always had snotty noses. I would take my own towel to the bathroom so the youngsters couldn't wipe boogers on it and I avoided touching my face. I would also wash my hands a lot and clean surfaces when my sister and her husband went to work and the kids were in daycare.

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I was able to get flu shot during Taxol treatment... Not during AC treatment. Also was told to stop all vitamins / supplements.

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I wouldn't get any other vaccinations at this time. good that you already had your flu shot in Nov. I am putting together a handbook on tips for before, during and after chemo. It should be finished in a few days. if you would like to have it - just let me know.

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I didn't need chemo but my oncology nurse recommendation I receive a flu and pneumonia vaccinations. Shingles you need to be at least the age of 60 before the medical community will give you the vaccine.

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Alot of flu in Oklahoma. Went to the grocery store early and heard people coughing. The checker said people were coming in w/ the flu. She was wiping and spraying. I didn't get the flu shot either but have never had one in 64 years!

posted almost 7 years ago
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