FILE - An illustrative image of a medical thermometer, flu medication, medical syringe, Covid-19 Antigen Rapid test, and Covid-19 vaccine vials. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) With flu season approaching in the United States, as well as the availability of the updated COVID-19 booster for everyone age 12 and older, some may have questions about these vaccines and when to get them.
Is there a best time to get the flu shot? And is it OK to receive both the seasonal flu shot and the new COVID-19 booster designed to target circulating omicron strains at the same time?
Can kids get both during the same visit?Here are some answers to common questions:Yes, you can get a COVID-19 vaccine, including a COVID-19 booster shot, and a flu vaccine at the same time if you are eligible and the timing coincides, the U.S.