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Is A Flu Shot Safe To Receive One Week Before ENTYVIO Injections?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Question: since i am beginning entyvio infusion next week is it safe to get a flu shot today
also does this regimen of semi monthly infusion need to continue forever or can remission be permanenet
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You get flu shot asap

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for questions.
I suggest to get flu shot asap before your infusion.
If your entyvio infusion is for crohns and / or colitis it has to be taken as per the schedule which is generally once every 8 weeks as long as possible.
This infusion is for longer remission. as long the therapy is given it will be in remission.
The physician can decide the duration of therapy depending on clinical efficacy.
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Is A Flu Shot Safe To Receive One Week Before ENTYVIO Injections?

Brief Answer: You get flu shot asap Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for questions. I suggest to get flu shot asap before your infusion. If your entyvio infusion is for crohns and / or colitis it has to be taken as per the schedule which is generally once every 8 weeks as long as possible. This infusion is for longer remission. as long the therapy is given it will be in remission. The physician can decide the duration of therapy depending on clinical efficacy.