No decrease in effectiveness if Covid-19 jab and flu vaccine is taken together: WHO

A medical personnel holds up a syringe with a Covid-19 vaccine, in a doctor's office in Berlin, Germany, on Nov 2, 2021. 
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COPENHAGEN - People can get inoculated against Covid-19 and the seasonal influenza at the same time without compromising the vaccines' effectiveness, a World Health Organisation official said on Thursday (Nov 4).

"Anybody can get both the vaccines together - there is no decrease in the effectiveness of either of the vaccines when given together at one point of time," Siddhartha Datta, the WHO Europe's regional adviser for vaccines, told a news briefing.

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