Can the flu shot protect people from COVID-19? It seems to help with symptoms

A new study discovered that some people who contracted COVID after getting their flu vaccination experienced less severe symptoms from the virus.

37,000 people were studied that got their flu shot two weeks to six months before coming down with COVID-19.

Evidence suggests people can be protected against adverse outcomes between 30 and 120 days of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.




The flu vaccine lowered risks of sepsis, stroke, deep vein thrombosis and hospitalization.

Experts also worry about the impending flu season because immunity has not been built up in the last one to two years.


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