Your flu shot questions, answered by an expert

The arrival of the flu season always raises questions. You may be wondering: Do I really need a flu shot? When should I get it? Will it make me sick?

Keep COVID-19 in mind and you may have even more things to think about. Is it safe to get a flu shot and a COVID-19 vaccine or booster at the same time? The flu cases during the pandemic were so low, is the flu really worth worrying about, on top of everything else?

To clear up some of the confusion, it may help to hear from a doctor speaking directly. Purvi S. Parikh, MD, an allergy and immunology specialist at NYU Langone Health in New York City, shares her insights.

Everyday Health: Why Get a Flu Shot?

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