Does getting the flu shot interfere with getting a Depo shot at the same time?

depo-proveraGreat question, it’s always easier to get all your shots at once or at the same appointment, especially during these strange times. For starters, Depo-Provera ® aka “depo-shot” is a hormonal method of birth control. The injection is given every 3 months and when taken correctly, depo is super effective in preventing pregnancy! The influenza vaccine aka “flu shot” does a good job protecting us from getting and spreading the flu. It’s always a good idea to get a flu shot, but this year it’s especially important due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

To answer your question, yes, it is completely fine to get the Depo-Provera ® shot and the flu shot on the same day. It might be a good idea to get the shots in two different arms. Why? Well, if it’s your first time getting either one of the shots, different arms will help you watch for a reaction at the injection site. Always speak with your health care provider (HCP) before trying new medications or vaccines. They will know what is best for you and your body.