A 28-year-old female asked:
I had a depo-medrol shot a week ago for bronchitis. can i get a flu shot? or do i need to wait. thanks!
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends: If the flu is already active in your area, a shot may be the best thing you can do right now to reduce your risk. However, it is likely not to give you the best protection since the steroid interferes with immune function. I usually wait 30 days or just repeat the flu shot then to give the best protection.
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