NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Lupus and Flu shots
Is it recommended for middle aged women with SLE Lupus to get annual flu shots? Can a flu shot cause complicatioons or a flare up?
Annual flu vaccination is recommended for patients with chronic diseases including SLE. SLE patients generally tolerate most immunizations well although there may be a slight increase in the risk of a flare.
Anne-Barbara Mongey, MD
Formerly, Director, Arthritis Clinic, Univerity Hospital
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati