All my doctors have encouraged me to get both vaccines. I've never had a reaction to them, and from what I understand most people don't get them anymore. When they used the "live" virus years and years ago people would have mild symptoms of the flu but that just doesn't happen anymore. If you get the flu within two weeks of getting the shot you would have gotten the flu anyways. It takes two weeks for the vaccine to start working.
Also, because of the Lupus it's important to remember not to take the vaccine where you inhale in through your nose. That vaccine is the "live" one and it will make a Lupus patient sick.
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