Getting a Flu Vaccine and other Recommended Vaccines at the Same Time
You can get a flu vaccine with other recommended vaccines at the same visit if you are due. This is an option.
What is coadministration?
Coadministration of vaccines refers to giving or getting more than one vaccine during a visit. This is common clinical practice. While there are some exceptions, most vaccines can be given at the same visit.
Why would a health care provider encourage people to get more than one vaccine at the same time?
The idea is to get people up to date on all the vaccines they are due for at one visit in case they are not able to return for additional vaccinations at a later time.
If I get more than one vaccine at the same visit, where should I get them?
Vaccines given at the same visit should be given at separate places on the body (at least one inch apart). You can get them in the same arm at least an inch apart, or you can get them in different arms.
Flu & COVID-19 Vaccines
Can flu vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines be given at the same time?
Yes, getting a flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine at the same visit is recommended if you are eligible and the timing for each vaccine is right.
Is it safe to get a flu vaccine and a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time?
Studies conducted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic supported the safety of getting a flu vaccine and at the same visit. For example, one CDC study showed that people who got a flu vaccine and COVID-19 monovalent vaccine at the same time were slightly more likely to have reactions including fatigue, headache, and muscle ache than people who only got a COVID-19 monovalent vaccine, but those reactions were mostly mild and went away quickly.
Why should I get a flu vaccine and a COVID-19 vaccine at the same visit?
This might be more convenient than having two separate visits. Getting both vaccines at the same time if you are due for both is an option.
If I decide to wait between getting my flu vaccine and a COVID-19 vaccine, is there a recommended waiting time between vaccines?
No, there’s no recommended waiting time between getting a flu vaccine and a COVID-19 vaccine.
Flu & RSV Vaccines
Can I get an RSV vaccine and flu vaccine at the same time?
Getting an RSV vaccine (if you are eligible) at the same visit where you get a flu vaccine is acceptable and is an option that you can talk about with your health care provider.
Is it safe to get RSV and flu vaccine at the same time?
There are limited data on getting flu and RSV vaccines at the same time since RSV vaccines are new. However, in clinical trials, coadministration of RSV and flu vaccines was safe. Reactions at the injection site might be more common after getting flu and RSV vaccines at the same time than after getting flu vaccine alone. However, vaccination with RSV vaccine and flu vaccine during the same visit is acceptable. Safety monitoring of co-administered RSV vaccine and flu vaccine is ongoing.
What can I expect if I get an RSV and flu vaccine at the same time?
People who get an RSV vaccine and a flu vaccine at the same visit might be more likely to have injection-site reactions or other common side effects after vaccination. Additional research is occurring to understand this better.
Flu, COVID, and RSV Vaccines
Can I get COVID-19, flu, and RSV vaccines at the same time?
Flu, COVID-19, and RSV vaccines may be given at the same visit. This means that if you’re only able to make one trip to get your fall and winter vaccines, you can get all of those vaccines recommended for you at once. If you prefer to receive each vaccine at a separate visit, there is no minimum waiting period between vaccines. It is important to make sure you are up to date and protected for this season. Talk with a healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have questions about these vaccines.
- Administration of influenza vaccines with other vaccines: Summary of Recommendations
- Guidance on administration of multiple vaccines: