Do I Still Qualify for the Flu Shot If I've Had COVID-19?

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Do I Still Qualify for the Flu Shot If I've Had COVID-19?

The Flu.COVID-19
Dr. Joseph Mosquera
By Dr. Joseph Mosquera
Sept 25, 2020
Do I Still Qualify for the Flu Shot If I've Had COVID-19?

Getting the flu shot this year whether you have or have not had COVID-19, is extremely important. It's especially important this year because the flu shot will help protect you naturally against the influenza season.

This year influenza season may coincide with many regional second waves of COVID-19. It's especially important for women who are pregnant, the elderly, to get this flu shot.

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But really this year, everyone should get the flu shot as early as possible.

For the elderly, you can get a more potent form of the flu vaccine which may offer you better protection and immunity.

I encourage everyone this year especially, during the pandemic, to get the flu shot as soon as possible.

Dr. Joseph Mosquera

Dr. Joseph Mosquera

Dr. Joseph Mosquera has over 35 years of experience as an integrative general practitioner in Newark, NJ. Mosquera is a graduate of Rutgers Medical School (now UMDNJ). He studied neurology at George Washington University Hospital and completed his residency and training in Internal Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center. He then went on to graduate from the University of Arizona Medical School’s Program in Integrative Medicine in 2004. Dr. Mosquera is also a Harvard Medical School Fellowship graduate in Structural Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is certified in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. He has served as the Clinical Director of Integrative Medicine at St. Michael’s Medical Center (Newark, NJ), an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School, an Instructor at UMDNJ in “The Art of Medicine”, and a Lecturer of Integrative Medicine at both Harvard and Georgetown University Medical Schools. He has held a Board Certification in Internal Medicine since 1984 and is licensed to practice medicine in five states (NY, NJ, MA, NH, FL). Since 2003, Dr. Mosquera has been a regular Medical/Health expert and contributor to Univision, Telemundo, as well as CNN and NBC’s the “Today Show.” He has served as a Medical and Health expert for Consumer Reports Health since 2008. He is currently a medical expert for RxSaver.

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