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CDC says COVID, flu vaccines can be co-administered

Medscape, Sept. 16, 2021

September 16, 2021

CDC says COVID, flu vaccines can be co-administered

Consistent with the CDC recommendations, Andrew Noymer, PhD, did not see any problems with co-administration of the COVID-19 and flu vaccines. “The seasonal flu shot is very well tolerated (has low rates of serious adverse events), as is the COVID shot,” commented Noymer, [associate professor in] the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention at the University of California, Irvine. In an interview with Medscape Medical News, Noymer commented, “People often wonder, can the body handle two vaccines simultaneously? The answer is yes, and we do this all the time. The MMR vaccine given to children is, in fact, a cocktail of three vaccines, and the MMRV is a cocktail of four. So I’m not concerned by dual administration of influenza and COVID vaccines.