Should I get the flu shot and the COVID-19 shot at the same time?

Should I get the flu shot and the COVID-19 shot at the same time?

As flu season begins, some Marylanders are wondering if they should get the flu shot and the new COVID-19 booster shot at the same time. || COVID-19 Updates | The latest numbers from Maryland | Get Tested | Vaccine Information || The Maryland Hospital Association encourages everyone who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 reminder as soon as possible. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people can get the COVID-19 and flu shots at the same time. But should you? Dr. Miriam Alexander of Sinai Hospital said there was no evidence that there was any risk in getting vaccinated at the same time. you can separate them. Either one is just fine,” Alexander said. Doctors say Marylanders shouldn’t hesitate to get the new bivalent COVID-19 booster to give you immunity to the two most common strains that circulating,” Alexander said. “There will be a slight increase in COVID this fall because we’re all going to indoor environments and being closer to each other.” Doctors said the COVID-19 booster vaccine 19 updated protects better against the omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.The BA.5 variant currently accounts for nearly 90% of all circulating COVID-19 strains.Alexander said that 12-year-olds and more are eligible for the new COVID-19 booster | RELATED: Should you get a new COVID-19 booster? If so, when? And, although the flu vaccine is currently widely available, people may not want to not wait.” As a rule, the me he best time to get your flu shot is in October, as the flu shot loses some of its potency in the early spring, and we want you to still be protected against the flu in February and early March as we know that we still have the flu,” Alexander said. “We think there may be a slight increase in flu this year.” As of Wednesday, hospitals in Maryland were treating 445 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, and Maryland is still reporting an average of 1,000 new confirmed cases per day. Marylanders can find a vaccine provider and make an appointment at covidvax.maryland.gov or call 1-855-MDGOVAX. Video below: cold, flu or COVID? How to distinguish the symptoms?

As flu season begins, some Marylanders are wondering if they should get the flu shot and the new COVID-19 booster shot at the same time.

|| COVID-19 Updates | The latest numbers from Maryland | Get Tested | Vaccine information ||

The Maryland Hospital Association encourages everyone who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 reminder as soon as possible. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people can get the COVID-19 and flu shots at the same time. But should you?

Dr Miriam Alexander, from Sinai Hospital, said there was no evidence there was a risk of getting vaccinated at the same time.

“It’s totally fine to get the booster and the flu shot at the same time, if that’s what you want, or you can separate them. Either is fine,” said Alexander.

Doctors say Marylanders should not hesitate to get vaccinated against the new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine.

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“It gives you immunity to the two most common strains that are circulating,” Alexander said. “There will be an uptick in COVID this fall because we’re all going to indoor environments and being closer to each other.”

Doctors said the updated COVID-19 booster vaccine better protects against the omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants. The BA.5 variant currently accounts for nearly 90% of all circulating strains of COVID-19.

Alexander said children 12 and older are eligible for the new COVID-19 booster.

| RELATED: Should you get a new COVID-19 booster? If yes, when?

And, although the flu vaccine is currently widely available, people might not want to wait.

“Usually the best time to get a flu shot is in October because the flu shot loses some of its potency in early spring, and we want you to still be protected against the flu in February and early March when we know we still have the flu,” Alexander said. “We think there might be an upsurge in the flu this year.”

As of Wednesday, hospitals in Maryland were treating 445 inpatients with COVID-19, and Maryland is still reporting an average of 1,000 new confirmed cases per day.

Marylanders can find a vaccine provider and schedule an appointment at covidvax.maryland.gov or call 1-855-MDGOVAX.

Video below: cold, flu or COVID? How to distinguish the symptoms?

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