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Can I get the flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time?

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By EMMA H TOBIN

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Yes. Doing it as of now in the UK also. Do your part. Get jabbed.

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

of course! What a silly question

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

of course! What a silly question

It may seem silly, since so many other vaccines are inoculated at the same time (not to mention the many combination of antigens that enter the blood stream just by people doing their daily life), but on an excess of caution it was understandable that some time was recommended between the shots, at least initially.

By now it is clear that efficacy is not affected noticeably, nor the side effects more important when the shots are done at the same time, so that is what the recommendation became.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Doesn’t this writer know that the seasonal flu has disappeared in the US? Where did it go? Well hospitals get a lot more government $$ for Covid patients.

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I recommend at least three weeks between the two, but I won’t explain it now and here.

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Doesn’t this writer know that the seasonal flu has disappeared in the US? Where did it go? Well hospitals get a lot more government $ for Covid patients.

That is well debunked conspiracy theory, test for influenza are still being done, it is just that as predicted the same measures that prevent COVID work much better against influenza, part of those measures is the opportune immunization, which is why both vaccines are recommended.

I recommend at least three weeks between the two, but I won’t explain it now and here.

So the experts in the topic recommend both to be taken togheter based on scientific and clinical data that prove they can be taken this way, but a nameless person on the internet says the contrary and can't even explain why? not exactly a difficult choice.

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An aside; I recently got my third Pfizer shot. After both the second and third shots, a got an asthma attack. Just throwing it out there. I have had exactly two asthma attacks in the last year, and both times it was immediately after getting vaccinated with the Pfizer shot. Fortunately the inhaler did its job. After watching a good friend die from Covid, I am glad to get the vaccine.

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I remember from my days in the service that they would often give us more than one vaccine at a time.

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