Can you get a flu vaccine a day after surgery?

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So I had my appendix removed laproscopically early yesterday morning, and I wanted to get a flu shot because I have a big interview in just over two weeks and I want to minimize my risk of getting the flu right before my interview. Unfortunately, I forgot to ask the surgeon as he visited me this morning if it was OK get one today. I will not have another chance to speak to him before I am discharged. Afterwards, the ward nurse came in to give me IV fluids and she had a flu vaccine ready for me because I guess my mom requested that I receive one sometime last night (thanks mom?). I asked the nurse if I was ok to get a flu vaccine so soon after surgery and she said yes, and gave it to me. Now I am beating myself up wondering if it was really safe to get the vaccine. Can anyone help me out here? I don't mean to spam with a non-med school topic but his is the only place I trust asking a medical question via the internet. Thanks.
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