Can I get the flu and COVID-19 shots at the same time?
Yes, says Leslie Parent, vice dean for research and graduate studies at Penn State College of Medicine, the CDC says it's fine to get both shots at the same time.
"Earlier in the pandemic, CDC guidance was to space out COVID-19 immunizations because the vaccines were new, but they recently amended that recommendation," says Parent. "The CDC now says that receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time you get the flu shot is safe and won't affect your immune response to either one. However, it's also okay if you prefer to get your flu and COVID-19 shots on separate dates. The most important thing is to be vaccinated against both viruses."
Parent notes that several other vaccines that protect you from infections are given together as combination shots, including MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis).