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Flu Shot or COVID-19 Vaccine?

You shouldn't get them at the same time

Veteran receiving a vaccine in a VA facilityThinking about getting a flu shot when you go in for your COVID-19 vaccine? The CDC advises against that. Here's why.

COVID-19 vaccines should be given “solo,” with at least 14 days, either before or after you get any other vaccines, including a flu vaccine. This is because there's currently limited information on the safety and effectiveness of getting other vaccines at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine.

As more information becomes available, this recommendation may change. Your doctor can help you decide the best vaccination schedule for you and your family. Make sure you sign in to My HealtheVet and send a Secure Message to ask about what's best for you.

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Created February 23, 2021