Ask an expert: Should I get a flu shot if I’m getting a COVID vaccine booster?
A sign directing traffic to a drive-through flu shot station is pictured at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit, Michigan, November 10, 2020. - SETH HERALD/AFP/Getty Images North America/TNS

The 2021 flu season is hitting us at the same time that millions of Americans are considering a COVID-19 booster vaccination. The FDA has endorsed a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines by people with certain health conditions that compromise their immune systems, and for people age 65 and older. In August, we spoke with Dr. Anita Skariah, UNC Health internist and pediatrician, to get answers to questions about the need for both flu shots and COVID vaccines. In short, she did recommend getting both the COVID and influenza vaccinations. So we checked back in with her this week...