Coadministration with Other Vaccines

Can I Receive the COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine on the Same Day?

YES. COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines may be administered without regard to timing. This includes simultaneous administration of COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines on the same day, as well as coadministration within 14 days. The benefits of coadministration and timely catch up on vaccinations outweigh any theoretical risk. New data shows that immunogenicity and adverse event profiles are generally similar when vaccines are administered simultaneously as when they are administered alone.

AAP Supports Coadministration

May 12, 2021. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends vaccination for eligible children ages 12 and older with the federally authorized COVID-19 vaccine and supports coadministration of the COVID-19 vaccine with routine immunizations—particularly for children and teens who are behind on their immunizations. Any COVID-19 vaccine authorized through Emergency Use Authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration, recommended by the CDC, and appropriate by age and health status can be used for COVID-19 vaccination in children and adolescents.

AAP recommends that children and adolescents catch up on all vaccinations that may have been delayed during the pandemic. Between the substantial data collected on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, and the extensive experience with non-COVID-19 vaccines which shows the immune response and side effects are generally similar when vaccines are given together as when they are administered alone, the benefits of coadministration and timely catch up on vaccinations outweigh any theoretical risk.

(For details, see Policy Statement, Press Statement, and New HealthyChildren.org article.)