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Flu Vaccines Patients with a Primary Antibody should have the normal flu vaccine. Whilst this may be less effective in antibody deficiency, even partial protection is worth having.
Those patients with respiratory disease associated with antibody deficiency may be particularly badly affected by influenza and should most certainly have the flu vaccine.

Patients who have a severe egg allergy should remind their GP of this, as they may need an egg-free brand of vaccine.

WARNING:  The nasal vaccine which is usually only offered to infants, is a live vaccine and therefore must not be given to patients who have an immune deficiency.

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