For those not eligible for the ‘oldies’ flu jab, the ‘young but sicklie’ one is about to be available within the next few weeks 😉.
Please remember however if you are going to get it (and please do) be aware of if you should delay it. If you are;
on a higher dose of oral steroids than usual (ie higher than maintenance, or short course), or,
just out of hospital
please discuss with a medical professional before having your jab or delay having it until you’re doing better. Also anyone on biologicals please double check if there’s a ‘timeframe’ that needs to be followed (I was told for benra the isn’t one, but on mepo I was told 2 weeks post dose etc).
I personally fell down this hole last year - I went to my jab appt despite 40 pred, very symptomatic and 48hrs after an a&e trip, they stabbed my THEN asked if I was well ‘erm...’. I then landed in hosp for 5 days with a cold/virus/infection/flare (they couldn’t work out cause cause 1 day had bacterial infection markers and not the next 🙄).
So please get the jab as/when you can and if you’re concerned please talk to your AN or pharmacist.
NHS adults (yes do have it)
NHS adult (no don’t have it)