By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News)
During the next few weeks or months, you might find yourself dropping by the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get your annual flu shot along with a dose of COVID vaccine.
Unfortunately, you’ll have to get two individual jabs. Though at least two drug companies are working on a combo flu/COVID booster, the single-dose shot won’t be ready for this flu season.
But rest assured that it’s perfectly safe to get your flu shot and COVID vaccination during the same visit, infectious disease doctors say.
Getting several vaccinations at once has been standard medical practice for decades now, and these combos have never caused any harm, said Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the Bethesda, Md.-based National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.
“It certainly hasn’t inhibited the armed forces,” said Schaffner, a professor of infectious disease and preventive medicine at