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Palbociclib (ibrance) and flu jab timing

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Re: Palbociclib (ibrance) and flu jab timing

No, flu jab doesn’t affect neutrophils, or so I was told by my Onco last year. Believed him and had mine done at end of cycle , which was when flu clinic was on. X

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Re: Palbociclib (ibrance) and flu jab timing

Hi I had my flu jab last week towards the end of my cycle. My next cycle has now been delayed as Neutrophils too low. I wonder if this had an impact. Next time I will do it at the beginning!

 

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Re: Palbociclib (ibrance) and flu jab timing

Thanks Anniej

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Re: Palbociclib (ibrance) and flu jab timing

Hi, your neutrophils are at their lowest at the end of the course. Therefore you are strongest just before you begin your next course. I don’t think you need worry though as the vaccine is a dead vaccine, so you may get a sore arm but you shouldn’t get anything else.

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Palbociclib (ibrance) and flu jab timing

Hello all,

has anyone got any guidance as to when in the Palbociclib (ibrance) cycle you should get a flu jab? I need some ammunition for the GP surgery to potentially to offer the jab to me outside of their usual flu jab days, thanks.