Hi All. As you may have read from my recent blog my GP has asked me to have this injection because of reduced immune system. I had intended to but when I had the flu jab in October there wasn't any available here yet. I haven't made an apt with the nurse for this yet because I'm slightly dreading it and wondering if its really needed? I don't tend to get chest problems with colds and am broadly very healthy. The flu jab made my arm really hurt for about 3 days and I'm very busy next week with school workshops to run - husband on nightshifts and a rheumy apt a week tomorrow. I am thinking that I could delay it until my next blood test in 3 weeks time - sort of hoping it will be forgotten about actually but is this irresponsible? And does it give side effects similar to flu jab? Has everyone here on MTX been offered it?