Just as urgent care operators are gearing up for one of the more precarious flu seasons in memory—while also continuing to guard against the health and economic threats of the COVID-19 pandemic—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a significant change from its most recent seasonal vaccine recommendations. Where the CDC at first advised against administering a flu shot (or any other shot) within 2 weeks of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, they now say that both shots can be given simultaneously. As always, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Influenza Working Group recommends flu vaccine for all people 6 months of age and older for whom the vaccine is not contraindicated.

Timely Update: You Can Administer Flu Shots and COVID-19 Vaccine in the Same Visit