The flu (influenza virus) can spread easily and is most likely to spread in the fall and winter. A flu shot can protect you and your loved ones from getting the flu. So plan to get yours.
Even the healthiest people can get the flu, and it can be serious. With ongoing COVID infection rates and other new health concerns, your flu shot is an easy thing to do that can help you stay well. And if you just got your COVID shot or plan to, you do not need to wait between getting COVID and flu vaccinations.
Should I get a flu shot if I have had a Covid vaccine or infection?
Both the COVID and flu vaccines may be administered on the same day. The CDC recommends that patients who are moderately or severely ill with COVID-19 infection should postpone vaccination until they have recovered. Those in isolation or quarantine for COVID-19 should not be vaccinated if there will be a risk of transmission to others.
Symptoms of the flu are similar to those of COVID-19 and even the common cold:
For the most up-to-date information (such as frequently asked questions and other resources) on the flu and flu shots this year, visit the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s flu webpage at CDC.gov/flu.
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