Do flu shots protect you from coronavirus?

Asked By: Josh Greenholt
Date created: Fri, May 7, 2021 11:12 PM
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Despite the lack of evidence that the flu shot can protect you against the coronavirus, the authors of the Brazil study and other medical experts agree that it's important for the public to get the...
Answered By: Athena Cassin
Date created: Sun, May 9, 2021 6:34 AM
Put simply, no, the flu shot will not protect you from getting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. "The influenza vaccine only protects against influenza virus and, more narrowly, specific types of flu virus that are included in that year's vaccine," says David Cennimo, M.D., assistant professor of medicine-infectious disease at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
Answered By: Cloyd Harber
Date created: Sun, May 9, 2021 7:52 PM
The flu shot might help protect against COVID-19. Francine Orr/Getty Images. Researchers recently identified lower COVID-19 rates among people who received flu shots. The odds of testing positive...
Answered By: London O'Reilly
Date created: Sun, May 9, 2021 11:06 PM
As strange as it may sound, the flu shot may provide as much protection against coronavirus as it does against the flu. That’s the surprising finding of a recent study that looked at health care workers who got the flu shot. [1] Over the last decade, the flu shot has been anywhere from 20% to 60% effective against the flu, depending on the year.
Answered By: Davonte Runolfsdottir
Date created: Mon, May 10, 2021 12:58 AM
“No, the flu shot does not protect you against COVID-19 but it does protect you from the flu and the reality is we know people can get things like the influenza and COVID-19 at the same time,” said...
Answered By: Johnathon Lueilwitz
Date created: Mon, May 10, 2021 10:11 AM
There is no evidence that getting a flu vaccine increases your risk of getting sick from a coronavirus, like the one that causes COVID-19. You may have heard about a study external icon published in January 2020 that reported an association between flu vaccination and risk of four commonly circulating seasonal coronaviruses, but not the one that causes COVID-19.
Answered By: Kaylee Gutmann
Date created: Tue, May 11, 2021 4:34 PM
By Kiersten Willis, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Fall usually spells flu season and many pharmacies and doctor’s offices have already posted signage encouraging people to get vaccinated —...
Answered By: Lamont Emmerich
Date created: Wed, May 12, 2021 12:11 PM
The flu vaccine is designed to prevent infections with influenza viruses, which are very different than coronaviruses. But the answer is slightly more complicated than that: The flu vaccine won't...
Answered By: Travis Crooks
Date created: Thu, May 13, 2021 6:19 AM
Will getting a flu shot help with coronavirus complications? HOUSTON – Pneumonia and flu shots can protect you against illnesses but according to the World Health Organization, these vaccines do...
Answered By: Jaunita Romaguera
Date created: Fri, May 14, 2021 9:24 AM
Patients who have received an influenza vaccine were found to have 24% lower odds of testing positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a recent study published in the American...
Answered By: Xander Quitzon
Date created: Fri, May 14, 2021 10:09 PM
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