Flu shot and Pneumonia shot

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   Posted 2/28/2011 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I was reading an older post about allergy shots being bad for people with lupus. Do you think the same goes for flu and pneumonia shots? I had both when I was in the hospital a few weeks ago.

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   Posted 2/28/2011 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Absolutely not.  Those of us who have autoimmune diseases need to get these shots since we are much more prone to getting ill.  My rhuemy recommends it, or should I say pretty much orders it every year as far as the flu shot goes.  The pneumonia shot should last at least 5 years I was told.
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