What are some of the similarities between COVID-19 and flu?
Both COVID-19 and flu can spread from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Both are spread mainly by large and small particles containing virus that are expelled when people with the illness (COVID-19 or flu) cough, sneeze, or talk.
Are influenza (flu) and COVID-19 caused by the same virus?
Will the flu vaccine protect me against COVID-19?
No. Flu vaccines do not protect against COVID-19. Flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death in addition to other important benefits.
Can you get COVID-19 and the flu at the same time?
What is the name of the virus that causes COVID-19?
COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2 and was discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan, China.
What is the origin of the virus that causes COVID-19?
SARS-CoV originated in bats and was transmitted to humans via civet cats  while MERS originated in camels . While it is currently unknown the precise route by which SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted from animals to humans, it is argued to have a bat origin [1,5].
Can you get a COVID-19 booster and a flu shot at the same time?
The preprint study, which is not yet peer-reviewed, found that when people received flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time, it caused no health or safety concerns. The study also found that administering both vaccines at the same time didn’t diminish the body’s immune response to either virus.
How long does it take for COVID-19 symptoms to start showing?
How long after the COVID-19 booster might side effects start?
Can the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines be given simultaneously?
How long do I need to wait after getting a flu vaccine or another vaccine before getting a COVID-19 vaccine?
You can get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, including a flu vaccine, at the same visit. Experience with other vaccines has shown that the way our bodies develop protection, known as an immune response, and possible side effects after getting vaccinated are generally the same when given alone or with other vaccines. Learn more about the timing of other vaccines.
When should you get a COVID-19 booster shot?
What medications should be avoided before the COVID-19 vaccine?
What happens if you take Tylenol before the COVID-19 vaccine?
Studies have shown that Tylenol (acetaminophen) and NSAIDs might have some effect on how the immune system works, but we don’t know if this would cause COVID-19 vaccines to be less effective. To be extra cautious, it’s best to avoid taking OTC pain relievers before you get your shot.
Can I take ibuprofen after the COVID-19 vaccine?
What are some medications that are safe to take with the COVID-19 vaccine?
Taking one of the following medications is not, on its own, a reason to avoid getting your COVID-19 vaccination:
• Over-the-counter medications (non-prescription)
• Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.)
• Acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.)
Is it safe to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen before a COVID-19 vaccine?
Is it safe to take aspirin while receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
Since there’s no concrete evidence one way or the other on whether OTC pain relievers make the COVID-19 vaccines less effective, it could actually be much riskier for you to stop any regular medications. Stopping a daily low-dose aspirin can raise your risk of heart problems or blood clots.
Should you avoid pain relievers before getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
Because of this uncertainty, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend avoiding pain relievers and fever reducers before getting any vaccine.
Do I need to discontinue my medications after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
Can I take Advil before COVID-19 vaccine?
The bottom line Because there’s a possibility that OTC pain relievers, such as Tylenol or Advil, might weaken your immune system’s response to vaccines, it’s best not to take them before you get your shot. But feel free to take Tylenol or Advil after the COVID-19 vaccine if you need it.