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Is it advisable to get the shingles vaccine and a flu shot on the same day

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Yes, you can get the flu shot and the shingles vaccine on the same day. That means two shots because you can't give them in the same shot. However, the CDC does not recommend giving two "live" vaccines on the same day. That means the organisms are live but weakened. The nasal spray flu vaccine and the shingles vaccine are live. So you can't get those on the same day. In fact, the recommendation is to wait 4 weeks in between. However, there's no problem with the flu shot (the virus is dead) and the shingles vaccine on the same day.

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