Your questions about the flu shot, answered by an expert

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

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

To help clear up some of the confusion, it can be helpful to hear from a doctor who speaks candidly. Purvi S. Parikh, MD, an allergy and immunology specialist at NYU Langone Health in New York City, shares his insights.

Everyday Health: Why Get a Flu Shot?

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