Can I get the tetanus and flu shots together? And should I even get a flu shot?
December 11, 2011 2:11 PM Subscribe
Is it okay to get a tetanus and a flu shot on the same day? Also, is the flu shot really necessary?
posted by emily37 to health & fitness (44 answers total)
I'm getting laid off, so I'm getting in all my booster shots and doctor visits before I lose my job. I'm getting a tetanus booster because I think it's been 10-ish years since my last one. I'm wondering if I should also get a flu shot. I'm a healthy early 30s female - I've never had the flu, but I do live in a big city so I guess I'm exposed to a lot of other peoples' germs. No kids and no regular exposure to children.
So two questions - if I do decide to get the flu shot, can I get it on the same day of the tetanus shot? Might as well just get them done together, right?
And my other question is - is the flu shot worth getting, or not really? I hear all these horror stories about people getting sick for days or even weeks after getting the shot, and I really don't want to be laid up in bed for the holidays. Those of you who had the flu shot this year - did you have any reaction other than the normal soreness on the arm?