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What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the Flu

Dr. Sandra Adams provided insight to NewsMax regarding the correlation between contracting covid and getting your flu shot

Posted in: In the Media

Many people wonder if having COVID-19 offers any protection against influenza. According to nj.com, you can — and should — get a flu shot even if you’ve had COVID-19.

The antibodies produced against COVID are specific to the virus that causes COVID

Adams recommends waiting at least 10 days before getting the flu shot if you’ve tested positive for COVID-19.

In August, the CDC warned that individuals with COVID-19 should postpone their flu shot until they are symptom-free to protect clinicians and healthcare workers. The demand for flu shots is expected to be particularly high with over 190 million doses available, says Medpage Today. Experts say that people who are at high risk for COVID-19, including staff and residents in long-term care facilities and those with underlying medical conditions should definitely get their flu shots this year.

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