Are you concerned about getting a flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic?
With flu season now upon us, there are many questions being asked, particularly regarding flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) answer some of the most frequently asked questions below:
Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine during the same visit?
- According to the CDC, you can get a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine at the same time.
- Even though both vaccines can be given at the same visit, people should follow the recommended schedule for either vaccine: If you haven’t gotten your currently recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine, get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can, and ideally get a flu vaccine by the end of October.
Can I get a flu vaccine at the same time that I am getting my COVID-19 booster shot?
- Yes, you can get a flu vaccine at the same time you get a COVID-19 vaccine, including a COVID-19 booster shot.
Will a flu vaccine protect me against COVID-19?
Flu vaccines are not designed to protect against COVID-19. Flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death in addition to other important benefits.
Likewise, getting a COVID-19 vaccine is the best protection against COVID-19, but those vaccines are not designed to protect against flu.
For more FAQs, visit the CDC website.