TCU Nursing Answers FAQ on Flu Vaccines

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Staff filling out vaccine paperwork

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.

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