The US Centers for Disease Control recommendedCDC“There is no objection to getting the Corona vaccines with the influenza vaccine at the same time, according to what was published on the website”prevention“American.
“Experience with other vaccines has shown that the way our bodies develop protection, known as the immune response, after vaccination, and the potential side effects of vaccines are generally the same as when the vaccine is given alone or in combination with other vaccines,” the CDC explained online.
“There are no restrictions on getting the two vaccines together,” said Amish Adalja, a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Center for US Health Security. “This makes the vaccines more convenient.”
Things to keep in mind before getting the flu and corona vaccine together
Although you can get both vaccines, doctors say you might want to think about a few things before you go in for both.
Both arms may hurt
“You’ll get every shot in every arm, and it’s OK to do that and your body will deal with it in a completely natural way, but you may feel pain in both arms,” said William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist and professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
No studies have been conducted on receiving both vaccines simultaneously
Dr. Schaffner said it was “really hard to know what potential side effects you might experience if you got both vaccines at the same time and noted that rigorous studies on this have not been done.”
Side effects will depend on your previous reactions to both vaccines
If you’re concerned about a possible worsening of side effects, such as a fever or feeling tired, if you combine the vaccines, Dr. Schaffner said, “A lot will depend on your previous experience with vaccines meaning, if you tend to have a slight fever after the flu vaccine and you develop a fever after the corona vaccine, there is Good chance you’ll experience the same thing if you put them together – and maybe even more severe than if you were tossing one after the other. Same for other side effects of vaccines.”
“If it’s more convenient for you to get both vaccines at once, go for it but, if you can space them a little bit and you’re concerned about potential side effects, he suggests waiting a week or two between doses,” Dr. Schaffner said.