Flu Shot, Methotrexate and Enbrel

Question

Can I get the flu shot while taking methotrexate and enbrel?

Answer

You can and should get the flu shot.  It is important to note however,  that you should only receive the injectable flu shot– the nasal spray or flu mist contains a live virus and should not be given to people with any immune disorders or those taking medications that alter the immune system.

Victoria Ruffing, RN

About Victoria Ruffing, RN

Ms. Ruffing has been a member of the Arthritis Center since 2000, currently serving as the Nurse Manager. She is a critical member of our patient care team.