Was just wondering if getting the Flu jab is a good idea I have so many allergies I am scared that I might have a reaction to the Vaccination

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  • My whole family gets the flu vaccine every year. Flu can be deadly, I think everyone should get it unless there’s a medical reason why they can’t.

  • If you have never had it or havent in ages, you have a natural immunity. If you have an autoimmune disease or have had it before, your body needs it. Have you reacted tol vaccines before?

  • Whenever I have vaccines at the GP; I am closely monitored for any allergic reactions and side effects. The GP is extremely attentive and thorough in care. GPs are a good point for information and care.

  • There is so much around this year that it’s probably a good idea but always talk to your doctor about any concerns.

  • Definitely a question for your Dr. I have it every year and my 5yo has also been having it. I may reconsider for her in the coming years as she gets older and her immunity is a bit better.

  • Always have this conversation with your GP. I personally do not get vaccinated as when I did in my teens I got quite sick just after. Not going through that again. I take a women’s multivitamin every two days, eat well with three quarters of my plate full of veggies and added protein. I touch wood have never had the flu like that in my teens ever again.

  • My daughter has an egg allergy and gets the flu jab every year which has traces of egg in it and she has been fine. I would consult a doctor if you are very concerned.

  • personally i don’t have the flu shot, but my youngest who falls under the category of vulnerable people does get it every year. When you have a lot of allergies and are more prone to get the flu, I would certainly consider it and have a chat with the GPabout it

  • Your doctor is the best person to advise you about your allergies and the flu vaccine. Considering the number of deaths from the flu, I would always have it each year. Seeing people struggle to breathe is the quickest way to make my mind up and go have it.

  • I would definitely seek medical attention to discuss this further, particularly if you have a GP that knows you well and you have trust in.

  • Best discussed with your GP for comprehensive medical care and support.

  • Reactions are usually just redness and irritation in the injection spot, severe reactions are very rare. Best to discuss with your GP to put you at ease. My husband works in hospitals and has to get it every year, worst reaction he gets is a cold.

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