Everyone with a compromised immune system, including from the immuno-suppressant drugs used to treat Still’s Disease and similar conditions, should make sure they get this vaccination. A lot of people worry about the side effects or feeling flu-like symptoms afterwards, but I can honestly say, that in the ten years I have received it, I have never experienced anything more than a bit of a sore arm at the injection site.
Make sure you book in early for it each year, as there are usually long waiting lists at the GP surgeries. I booked mine at the end of August! You don’t want to be left vulnerable at the start of flu season, which is often the worst time, as the body is easily overwhelmed with the new strains of germs lurking everywhere. Because of the increase in severity and flu awareness in the media, there are greater demands for the vaccine and so supplies may also become more limited the longer you leave it.
I’ve noticed more and more that other places like pharmacies and supermarkets are offering the vaccination on a walk-in basis too, albeit for a small price. (I think Boots Winter Flu Jab Service were advertising it at £7.99, Asda at £8 and Sainsburys & Tesco at £10).