Is the Shingles Vaccine Okay for Celiacs? - Celiac Disease
Nov 3 2008

Is the Shingles Vaccine Okay for Celiacs?

Can people with Celiac Disease take the shingles vaccine?  Dr. Aron recently tackled this question over at Sure Foods Living:

Actually, shingles vaccine should not be given to those who have an immune deficiency such as HIV disease, or those who are taking immunosuppressive drugs like azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine, mycophenilate, or anti-TNf’s (Remicade, Humira,Cimzia).  Celiac disease is actually an over activity of the adaptive immune system, and should not prevent one from getting the vaccine.

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  1. Regina Kendall says:

    I was diagnosed with celiac disease over 15 years ago. Two years ago I got the shingles shot. And now (for the past two years I have suffered from terrible allergies. Weeds, brush, cats
    and MANY other things that NEVER bothered me before the shingles vaccine. I am certain that that vaccine had caused all the problems!

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