A 30-year-old male asked:
Is it advisable for my fiance and i to get influenza vaccinations for this flu season? is it better to get the vaccination to prevent flu and covid 19 infection at the same time, or does flu vaccination make immunity lower thus higher risk?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19: Yes, advise to get FLU shot. There is no COVID 19 vaccine at this time. The influenza vaccine won't change his immunity to COVID 19 but it can help in a couple of ways. First, wouldn't want to risk possibility of having both COVID 19 & flu concurrently. Second, Flu and COVID 19 symptoms can be very similar & one could be confused for the other.
72 viewsAnswered May 30, 2020
Last updated May 30, 2020
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