Flu season is right around the corner. Flu season typically peaks between December and February because of the colder weather and change in human behavior.
Health experts are urging everyone to get a Flu vaccine this year. Due to low influenza levels last year, the CDC states that all available flu vaccines in the United States this flu season are quadrivalent (four-component) flu vaccines that are designed to protect against the four flu viruses that research indicates are most likely to spread and cause illness among people during the upcoming flu season.
CDC Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Approved or Authorized in the United States provides guidance on coadministration of COVID-19 vaccines with other vaccines, including influenza vaccines may be administered without regard to timing of other vaccines. This includes simultaneous administration of COVID-19 vaccine and Influenza vaccine on the same day. If multiple vaccines are administered at a single visit, the CDC does recommend that each injection be in a different injection site.
Best practices for multiple injections include:
- Label each syringe with the name and the dosage (amount) of the vaccine, lot number, the initials of the preparer, and the exact beyond-use time, if applicable.
- Separate injection sites by 1 inch or more, if possible.
- Administer the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccines that may be more likely to cause a local reaction in different limbs, if possible.
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