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