Flu and COVID vaccine can be given together

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PRINCETON, W V(WVNS)–The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved flu and COVID-19 vaccines to be administered together. The CDC previously advised against this due to side effect concerns.  The new ruling gives flexibility to those needing their vaccinations heading into the colder weather. According to their website, the CDC recommends receiving the vaccines in different arms to alleviate the injection side effects. 

Bonnie Allen with the Mercer County Health Department, said even though this is an option, spacing your shots out may still be the best for you in the days after. 

 “Most of us like for people to wait at least a week,” Allen said. “I’ve heard some doctors even say two weeks and that’s because some people are sensitive to any kind of vaccine.“ 

She added the most common side effects for both vaccines are soreness, aches, and low-grade fever. Currently, there is not a combination COVID/flu vaccine

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