So glad you posted that article, cr3ativegirl -
I would NOT advise anyone get the flu shot, but particuarly anyone dealing with Lyme or treating. Mostly because it's not worth the risk and you'll be lucky for any MD (most get kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies) to honestly tell you what those risks truly are.
And they can be dangerous for some people.
It's taken me a few years to piece this together but I was very ill after being initially infected - severe bronchitis and sinusitis, upper respiratory infection, "flu". It took about a year to recover and then those sx would pop up when I got run down and maybe once every other month. And then in subsequent years they became a once/year occurrence.
Then my PCP talked me into a Hep B vaccination because I was planning to travel overseas. And BAM! I relapsed the first time. Took me a year to recover, had to resign from my firm.
That was in 2008 and when I did recover. I could NOT have felt better, healthier, I was 40 and people thought I was in my late 20s, I worked out over an hour every day, I was traveling for work and working late hours, engaged to be married, living high and just really doing very well - lasted for about 2 years.
And then, I got the flu shot.
And that started my most recent relapse although this time, I did eventually get diagnosed for Lyme & co after going 16+ yrs undiagnosed. So, there's that.
Not everyone is harmed from vaccines, obviously. But until it's clearly understood what is happening, I wouldn't get any vaccines that aren't life-critical.
Chronic late-stage lyme—likely infected in '00; Clinically dx Mar'14 w/ Babs, Fry Labs+ Bart-like, CDC+ Bb. First treated 4-5 viruses & GI/immune. Herbal antimicrobials in May; IV port-started Rocephin in Nov; added vancomycin Mar'16;
DETOX: Pinella/Burbur/Parsley/Milk thistle/Burdock/Red root; Samento/Banderol/Enula; JK/Turmeric; BFM-1; antifung; many many supps; cholestyramine!