Can individuals get the seasonal influenza and H1N1 influenza vaccines at the same time?
The following combinations are acceptable: • Inactivated 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine and the inactivated seasonal flu vaccine: the shots can be given at the same time and should be placed at 2 different sites (e.g. left arm and right arm) but may also be given in the same location but at least 1 inch apart. • Inactivated 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine and the live, attenuated seasonal flu vaccine (nasal): can be given at the same time. • Live, attenuated novel H1N1 and inactivated seasonal vaccine: can be given at the same time. • Live, attenuated 2009 H1N1 and live attenuated seasonal vaccine: a patient should NOT receive them simultaneously. If a person is eligible and prefers the LAIV formulations of seasonal and 2009 H1N1 vaccine, these vaccines should be separated by a minimum of four weeks.