Essential Vaccines for Living with IBD?>

Essential Vaccines for Living with IBD

by UCB Health & Wellness Publications  

Below is a checklist of vaccinations recommended for adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In addition to the inactivated vaccines listed in this chart, talk with your doctor about the timing for immunization with live vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella), if you did not get these as a child and/or blood tests show no immunity.

With the approval of RZV (Shingrix) in 2017, it is not necessary to be vaccinated with a live-attenuated vaccine for herpes zoster (shingles).

immunization recs chart

This article first appeared in the 2019 UC Berkeley Digestive Disorders White Paper, medically reviewed by Steven Jacobsohn, MD.