Can I get my flu shot and my COVID-19 vaccine together?

Sep 13, 2021, 11:00:00 AM

Can I get my flu shot and my COVID-19 vaccine together?

Yes. The CDC recently updated their policy stating that you can now get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines in the same visit. If you have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19, protect yourself and others by getting both your flu shot and COVID-19 at the same time.

Why is it important to get my flu shot?

Both COVID-19 and the flu have the following symptoms and are spread in similar ways.

COVID-19 vs  Flu


  • Both can be transmitted through person to person contact or droplets from coughing, sneezing or talking.
  • Both can be transmitted by someone who isn’t showing signs of being sick or experiencing any symptoms.
  • Both can live on surfaces


  • COVID-19 and Influenza are different types of viruses that can cause similar symptoms in humans.
  • Unlike, COVID-19, the Influenza virus does not live in the air for a certain amount of time.
  • The new COVID delta variant spreads faster than the flu. People infected with COVID-19 can spread the disease before they ever have symptoms.
  • COVID-19 is more deadly than the flu.  The mortality rate for the flu is less than 1% of people infected while COVID-19 has a mortality rate of 4%-6% of people infected.
  • The CDC estimates that an average of 36,000 people have died of the flu in the US each year over the past decade.

Visit any pharmacy for a flu shot today, no appointment needed. To keep everyone safe, we have implemented new safety measures this year:

  1. While receiving a flu shot, all patients are asked to wear a mask
  2. Please take a moment to complete the intake form here prior to coming to the pharmacy. Click to download.