I haven't had a flu shot in years but used to years back, and I have never noticed any correlation between getting/not getting the flu shot and getting the flu, but I did flare once a bit after getting a flu shot so I am not so sure I believe in them being safe, even with a dead virus. It seems extremely hit and miss when it comes to which strains they choose each year- more often than not miss. If you google and pubmed flu vaccines there is some paradoxical data- eg one that showed elderly people who got flu shots actually got more flu, not less. There is of course also data supporting flu shots, so all I'm saying is the case is not cut and dried in my view. I also tend to agree with the GI who says our immune systems are hyper, and even on immune modulators we may not therefore be more susceptible to colds/flus than the average normie.
Pancolitis 20 years ago, full med-free remission 10 years,
Flaring/simmering on and off ever since, allergic to all 5ASAs
10 20 17.5 15 12.5 10 mg 8 7.5 20 17.5 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
TCM, Probiotics (Primal Defense and others), DMSO, TSO, hookworm
Turmeric/circumin, boswellia, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD), Remicade newbie