Vaccines while Taking Prednisone and Plaquenil

Question

I have RA and am presently being treated with Prednisone(5mg)and Plaquenil. Wondering if it is ok to take Hep A and B vaccines while on these meds.

Answer

Yes.  Both vaccines are safe with your current medications.  The flu shot and pneumonia vaccine are also safe.

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.