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Actress Kellie Martin On What It's Like to Be Powerless Over Lupus

Be updated with vaccines available for lupus

According to Kellie Martin, vaccines are important, especially for children. So, she always makes sure Maggie, her daughter, receives the right vaccines. Individuals with autoimmune diseases like lupus are more prone to infection, said Dr. Barry Brause. This is because they suffer from immunosuppression, a condition in which the body’s immune system is stopped from working, which is caused by the medication and treatment associated with lupus.

Each person’s immune system functions differently; hence, it is highly advised to check with an expert to know which vaccines are safe to take or whether you can take any vaccination at all.