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Can I get a flu shot while taking mercaptopurine?

If you are taking mercaptopurine, you may need to wait before getting a live flu vaccine (nasally inhaled) or other vaccines. Mercaptopurine alters your immune system, getting a live flu vaccine could lead to an infection. You should also avoid people who just received a live flu vaccine or any other vaccine. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of getting a nasally inhaled flu vaccine.

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