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A 34-year-old female asked:

Im anti-ro/ssa positive. will getting the flu shot cause me to produce more auto antibodies?? scared.

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Unlikely: research done so far is inconclusive and was for other auto-antibodies, no the ones you have. You will have to weigh risk vs benefit, I believe you would benefit from the vaccine, best wishes

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