Does being on Lupron have an affect on the immune system response you get to various vaccines, the shingles/shingrix vaccine in particular?
My insurance covers the shingles/shingrix vaccine now that I'm 60 (I turned 60 back at the end of May). At a visit in June with my PCP, I asked him about
getting the shingles vaccine, but he wanted to hold off on it, if I recall correctly it was because he thought my immune system response might be somewhat suppressed from being on the Lupron/ADT. Funny thing though he didn't have a problem with giving me the TDAP vaccine last year, or my getting the Flu shot last fall (I was also on Lupron at those times too)
Age 60, 58@Dx
PreBx PSA: 08/19/16 - 71.4, 10/03/16 - 87.3
Bx: 10/12/2016, T1C, G7(4+3), Vol. 31cc, left 3/6 pos., right 0/8 pos.
Bone scan: 11/16, no mets
Tx: 02/15/2017 - 04/17/2017, 44 IMRT, Whole Pelvis 45 Gy, Prostate Boost 34.2 Gy, total 79.2 Gy
ADT(6mo. Lupron): 11/16, 05/17, 11/17, 05/18
PostTx PSA: 08/17 <0.1, 05/18 <0.1
Post Edited (Kent M.) : 9/26/2018 12:42:19 PM (GMT-6)