Asked by aimee
Can You Get A Flu Shot While You Are On Antibiotics?
Can you get a flu shot and be on antibiotics at the same time? (It is for a uti.)
This is something you should definitely ask your doctor about. Generally antibiotics will not interfere with the flu shot; however, if you are ill when you get the flu shot, you could confuse possible side effects from the shot with the underlying illness or infection.
I know you asked this question quite a long time ago, and if you would like to provide an update, we would love to hear it.
If you are still interested, you might check out these articles:
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Hope you are well!