Administering the Flu Vaccine to Patients With COVID-19

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends “delaying influenza vaccination in patients with acute illness and suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 until the patient is no longer acutely ill. If influenza vaccination is delayed, patients should be reminded to return for influenza vaccination once they have recovered from their acute illness.” No specific timeline for “recovered from acute illness” was given.

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