The flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Getting vaccinated for the flu is the best way to protect yourself during flu season. You can get both the flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine at the same time, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. You no longer need to wait 14 days between them.
Most people experience mild side effects from the two vaccines. Some people don’t experience any side effects.
Bloomington Public Health offers immunizations to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured. Immunizations are currently available Tuesdays, 12:30 – 4 p.m. by appointment. Call 952-563-8900, option 3, to schedule your appointment. There is a $20 donation requested per vaccination. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.