Flu Vacine / Measles

Flu Vacine Winter 2019

The injectable NZ Influenza immunisation is currently an inactivated vaccine; which is recommended and free/funded for people with MS.

However, we do advise patients to avoid having this immunisation during an MS relapse. If patients are on a disease modifying treatment (DMT) then the immunisation may be less effective.

 

Measles Winter 2019

Regarding the recent Measles Outbreak in Canterbury, the MMR immunisation is a live attenuated vaccine. For people with MS on a DMT, it may carry the risk of infection and therefore is contraindicated.

 

If you have any question or concerns regarding the above, please contact your primary care provider.