As we go into the traditional influenza season in the fall, many of our news viewers wanted to know if the current vaccines against flu viruses may have an effect on the COVID-19 pandemic.
A news viewer contacted FOX10 News who wanted to know about COVID-19 and the current influenza vaccine that has been available.
The question was:
“Has there been any correlation of COVID infection based on if you have a flu shot or not?”
We emailed the Alabama Department of Public Health. We received this information from Dr. Karen Landers, Assistant State Health Officer.
“There is no indication that influenza vaccine has any effect on infections rates for COVID-19. Influenza vaccines are formulated each year based upon the previous season’s circulation viruses. There is not currently a vaccine for covid-19, but research is ongoing for development of a vaccine for this new disease.
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