University of Missouri study shows flu shot lessens COVID-19 symptoms in children. Amid the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, chaos was anticipated from the approaching annual flu season in the Northern Hemisphere.

Could this become a “twindemic” or “syndemic” if there is any viral interference that occurs, wondered researchers from the University of Missouri (UM) School of Medicine?

These UM researchers investigated the effect of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines on the disease course of SARS-CoV-2 in the pediatric population and the possibility of viral interference.

Their study found children who receive a seasonal flu shot were less likely to suffer symptoms from a COVID-19 infection.

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