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Lupus patients and h1n1 flu shot- is it safe?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Absolutely
Due to your autoimmune disease, you are an absolute perfect patient to receive the vaccination.
Make sure you get the flu shot not the nasal mist.

In brief: Absolutely
Due to your autoimmune disease, you are an absolute perfect patient to receive the vaccination.
Make sure you get the flu shot not the nasal mist.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes, they are safe
Lupus patients tend to have a weakened immune system if they are on immuno-suppressive medications to treat their lupus, so they need annual flu shots (not live nasal vaccine) to help protect against the flu.
Since lupus is an immune system disorder, patients should get flu shots to benefit from the vaccine protection even if their lupus is in remission and/or they are not on immuno-suppressants.

In brief: Yes, they are safe
Lupus patients tend to have a weakened immune system if they are on immuno-suppressive medications to treat their lupus, so they need annual flu shots (not live nasal vaccine) to help protect against the flu.
Since lupus is an immune system disorder, patients should get flu shots to benefit from the vaccine protection even if their lupus is in remission and/or they are not on immuno-suppressants.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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