Hello asthma uk,
I was at the doctors today and I realised its that time of year again for the dreaded flu jab. There were posters everywhere and I only realised after sitting in there for 20 minutes :-P. Anyway I know there were alot of nasty reactions last year, I spent the winter (or most of it) in isolation in hospital due to MRSA. I asked for the flu jab and I was told they would rather I didnâ€™t have it due to my suppressed immune system, mainly the fact that I wasnâ€™t well at the time and my consultant wasn't happy with the amount of patients that had been admitted due to falling ill after having the flu jab. They did say I could have it when I was feeling a bit better (I didn't though). I had the added protection of being barrier nursed so I escaped both the flu jab and the flu last year. I was wondering if anybody had had any trouble with it this year? And what your thoughts on it are? I know some years are worse than others. Iâ€™m debating whether to have it or not I don't quite fancy getting flu though.