White House COVID coordinator Ashish Jha said Americans should get the COVID-19 and flu vaccines at the same time during a White House press briefing Tuesday.
Jha said he expected millions of people to get the COVID vaccine at the same time they get the flu vaccine, as students return to school for the fall semester.
“The good news is you can get both your flu shot and COVID shot at the same time. It’s actually a good idea,” Jha said. (RELATED: Dr. Fauci Jokes That He Created COVID-19, Laughs About Gain-Of-Function Research)
“I really believe this is why God gave us two arms: one for the flu shot and the other one for the COVID shot,” he added.
Biden COVID-Advisor: “I really believe this is why God gave us two arms; one for the flu shot and the other one for the COVID shot”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 6, 2022
Jha also encouraged everyone 12 or older to get an “updated” COVID shot.
“Now here a couple of caveats, because there are always a few caveats. If you got a recent infection or were recently vaccinated, it’s reasonable to wait a few months,” he continued.
As of this writing, 12.6 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered worldwide, approximately 8.1 million a day, according to data collected by Bloomberg. In America, 610 billion doses have been administered.