September 26, 2022

When should you get the new COVID-19 booster and flu shot?—new article available for free republishing via The Conversation

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – An article on the timing of the new COVID-19 booster shot and the flu shot by Libby Richards, associate professor of nursing in Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences, is available on The Conversation. The article is available to be republished for free, online or in print, under a Creative Commons license.

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Richards notes that there is a possibility of a difficult flu season this winter, which could set up a COVID-19 and flu “twindemic.” The good news, she says, is that vaccines are now available for both adults and children 12 years of age and up. She recommends that everyone get a flu shot by the end of October, even those who are not yet eligible for the COVID-19 booster shot.

Writer/Media contact: Steve Tally, steve@purdue.edu, @sciencewriter

Source: Libby Richards, 765-494-1392, earichar@purdue.edu 

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