Flu shot with long haulers Covid recovery

Posted by jd44204 @jd44204, Dec 15, 2021

Is there any data on the pros and cons of getting the flu shot if your having long term symptoms from Covid

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Welcome @jd44204. Mayo Clinic recommends getting the flu vaccine because the flu and COVID-19 may be circulating at the same time and cause similar symptoms. Read more https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-covid-19/flu-season-during-coronavirus

Mayo also recommends getting the COVID vaccine even if you've had COVID-19 https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine-if-already-had-covid

You're asking specifically if there is any data about taking the flu shot and having long COVID. I haven't see any guidance specifically about this. Hopefully someone else has. I could submit this as a question to a future podcast with Dr. Poland.

Have you had the COVID vaccine? Any issues? Did you ask your doctor about the pros and cons or getting the flu shot? What long-haul symptoms do you have?

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Welcome @jd44204. Mayo Clinic recommends getting the flu vaccine because the flu and COVID-19 may be circulating at the same time and cause similar symptoms. Read more https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-covid-19/flu-season-during-coronavirus

Mayo also recommends getting the COVID vaccine even if you've had COVID-19 https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine-if-already-had-covid

You're asking specifically if there is any data about taking the flu shot and having long COVID. I haven't see any guidance specifically about this. Hopefully someone else has. I could submit this as a question to a future podcast with Dr. Poland.

Have you had the COVID vaccine? Any issues? Did you ask your doctor about the pros and cons or getting the flu shot? What long-haul symptoms do you have?

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Yes I have had two shots ending in February. I got COVID this last October. I am still really suffering with fatigue, brain fog when tired and shortness of breath.

Sadly, I lost my PCP in September and had a hard time
Getting a new one. I go in next week. Hopefully he will know.

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