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I'm 75 With Lupus, Should I Get The Booster?

I am a cancer survivor and also suffer from Lupus. I received the Pfizer vaccine 9 months ago. I know there is mixed data on boosters. Would you recommend that I receive the booster shot due to my age and health conditions.


2 Answers

Yes you should
It is likely that the number of immune cells prepared to respond to an infection is less in people with autoimmune disorders such as Lupus. Some of the treatments reduce this number further. So yes, getting a booster could be lifesaving.