Should you get the flu shot during the pandemic?

Posted at 2:09 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 15:11:24-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Flu season is approaching and some people may be wondering if they should get the flu shot this year during the pandemic.

Medical Director Dr. James Mobley informed us about getting the flu shot during the pandemic and he says that people should absolutely get the flu shot this year. He also mentioned that it is still to early to tell what affects COVID-19 will have on the flu.

It is important to schedule your flu shot in advance and to still get tested if you are having COVID-19 like symptoms during the flu season.

“Usually at the same time we are going to be checking if a person has a swore throat we will be checking for strep. We also will be checking for influenza,” said Dr. Mobley. “So we kind of do the trifecta there of all three tests when they are doing the testing.”

Dr. Mobley also mentioned that it is still early for the flu season and people should begin to schedule their appointments around September and October for their flu shot.

“Where ever they decide to get it, they can get it at the health department they can get it at the pharmacy, physicians. I recommend they call in advance because we will all have certain protocols to minimize exposure both for that person and for others around them,” said Dr. Mobley.