Does the regular flu shot provide any protection agains covid-19?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flu shots and COVID : Although an influenza vaccine won't prevent you from getting COVID 19 it will help in medical response to the pandemic. Influenza and COVID 19 infections can look very similar- there will be less confusion about this with fewer Flu cases. In addition with less hospital beds being taken up by cases of the flu that makes more beds available for COVID 19 patients (if needed).
79 viewsAnswered May 04, 2020
A 31-year-old male asked:
Does the flu shot offer some protection against severe COVID-19?
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Neurology 52 years experience
Explanation: The standard flu shot does NOT protect against COVID-19, but as of today, we have THREE new vaccines, for coronavirus.
You should protect against flu, as potential infections could be simplified indeed in this environment. I would recommend
the flu shot (dead virus, not nasal, live.)
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Last updated May 4, 2020
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