We Could Be Headed For A “TwinDemic” – Is It Safe to Get COVID and Flu Shots at the Same Time?
With quarantining, social distancing, and masking, the incidence of flu dropped dramatically last year. However, as life opens up again and we head into flu season, doctors worry about a coronavirus-and-flu "twin-demic" that could overwhelm the health care system. It is very possible to get both viruses at the same time. In fact, if you get one, it can make you more vulnerable to the other.
It is more important than ever to get our flu vaccine, but if it is also time to get your booster for coronavirus, rest assured you can get both vaccines at the same time. If it makes it more convenient for you to get both at once, scientists say it is perfectly safe. So, protect yourself from a twin-demic this season by getting the flu shot and your covid booster.
Although you can schedule both shots in the same visit, the CDC recommends getting your COVID vaccination as soon as possible and ideally, receiving your flu shot by the end of October.