Should vasculitis patients have the flu jab? Not something in days of better health I would have considered but all the medics seem to think it beneficial.
Because I have MPA and am on steroids and mycophenolate mofetil, which compromises the immune system, (as we all know) I have had several long lasting viral infections since mid July. The latest one, a chest infection, has been with me for 4 weeks with no sign of improvement despite 2 courses of high strength antibiotics. Thus a time to have the injection when I am not ill, or on antibiotics, is difficult to find. I also worry about having the jab while still ill, even though the doc says I can go ahead unless I have a high temperature.
Is it worth having? Will there be side effects?
How have other vasculitis sufferers fared with this?