No decrease in effectiveness if COVID-19 jab and flu vaccine is taken together – WHO

COPENHAGEN, Nov 4 (Reuters) – People can get inoculated against COVID-19 and the seasonal influenza at the same time without compromising the vaccines’ effectiveness, a World Health Organization official said on Thursday.

A medical personnel holds up a syringe with a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, in a doctor’s office in Berlin, Germany, November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

“Anybody can get both the vaccines together – there is no decrease in effectiveness of either of the vaccines when given together at one point of time,” Siddhartha Datta, the WHO Europe’s regional adviser for vaccines, told a news briefing.

Reporting by Nikolaj Skydsgaard; Editing by Alison Williams

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