I am immunosuppressed due to medication I am taking. Can I get the influenza vaccine?

Question: 
I am immunosuppressed due to medication I am taking. Can I get the influenza vaccine?
 
Answer: 
Influenza immunization with the inactivated influenza vaccine is recommended for all immunosuppressed individuals. People with immunosuppression (due to underlying disease or therapy) are at high risk of serious illness from influenza. As a precaution, people with weakened immune systems should not get the live vaccine. However, in order to assess if you can safely get this vaccine, we recommend that you contact your immunizing health care provider (public health nurse, physician or pharmacist). 
 
Date last reviewed: 
Wednesday, Nov 03, 2021