Can any science smart person explain to me how having an auto-immune dx is related to having an elevated immune system, I assume thats why immune suppressants used. So if one's system in overdrive would a flu shot increase immune stimulation in theory? Are all vax similar in doing that, and if so shouldnt auto-immune people avoid them (yet some AI folks tell me they like getting their annual flu shot even if they are on plaquenil or other suppresant) how does that all work? I am concerned cus in position of employer trying to mandate me into having flu shot and since my system already stimulated and I am not the phlegmy variety of cfs and havent had flu or cold for years, I would prefer not to play russian roulette cus I have MCS bigtime. Since got dx with Sjogrens have increasingly more foods that make me sick. but on other hand maybe i would get flu shot and feel awesome. seems like crap shoot sigh, dont want to lose job but don't want to be sheep. i spoke with public health in our state and compulsory flu vax is rec'd and most hospitals and clinics going to it, they said its a societal "trend". I do think the writing is on the wall. so my crude interpretation is that govmts want to prevent illness and its best for majority perhaps to do it but people like us are in minority and accepted casualties (for variety of things, not all vax casualties) so they will be increasingly moving n that direction of mass immunization for adults too of new things for flu etc The powers that be will squelch info on minority problems with it. public health told me that no one in US has legally been succcessful at fighting mandated flu shot in work place supposedly. another part of me wonders if its political besides public protection but to line pockets of big pharma, but that sounds like a reach altho its also not implausible. but thats harder to fight, its all hard to fight actually.