THE COVID-19 VACCINE AND FLU VACCINE

1.Do I still need to take the flu vaccine if I have had the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, the flu vaccine protects against infection from influenza viruses, while COVID-19 vaccines protect against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is important to take the flu vaccine to protect oneself from influenza, thereby reducing the burden on the health system. The flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine should be given at least 14 days apart. There is no particular requirement regarding the order of receiving the influenza and COVID-19 vaccine. If both vaccines are available at the same time and an individual is eligible for both, it is recommended to prioritise the COVID-19 vaccine.

2.If I get the flu vaccine, do I need to also take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, the flu vaccine protects against infection from influenza viruses, whereas the COVID-19 vaccine protects against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

3.How long do I wait between taking the flu vaccines and COVID-19 vaccine?

The flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine should be given at least 14 days apart. There is no particular requirement regarding the order of receiving the influenza and COVID-19 vaccine. If both vaccines are available at the same time and an individual is eligible for both, it is recommended to prioritise the COVID-19 vaccine.

Close Menu