Whether you plan to receive your annual vaccine at the TCU flu shot clinic Oct. 6 or elsewhere, TCU Nursing addresses questions about receiving the flu vaccine in 2021.
- Q: Can somebody get the COVID vaccine and Flu Vaccine at the same time?
- A: You can get both vaccines at the same time according to the CDC.
- Q: Where can I get a rapid flu or COVID-19 test?
- A: The Brown-Lupton Health Center.
- Q: Will the flu vaccine make me sick?
A: The vaccine will not make you sick, but you may experience some side effects from the vaccine that can last up to a few days, such as fatigue and muscle aches.
- Q: Do I need a flu vaccine if I wear a mask and practice physical distancing?
- A: Yes, the best way to minimize the risk of flu illness and the potential complications is to get the flu shot each year. You are protecting people around you, as well.
- Q: Can I have the flu and COVID- 19 at the same time?
- A: Yes, health experts are still studying how common this might be. Since the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it makes it hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms. Diagnostic testing might be needed.
- Q: Will a flu vaccine protect me against COVID-19?
- A: Flu shots are not designated to protect against COVID-19.
These facts were obtained from the CDC website.More Flu FAQ