Should you get a COVID-19 vaccine if you have a cold?

Dr. Jen Ashton answers your questions.
0:56 | 04/16/21

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Should you get a COVID-19 vaccine if you have a cold?
Let's get some questions. Dr. Jen, first question, should you get an approved vaccine if you have a cold? Okay, so no official CDC or fda guidelines on this. However, I will tell you what we recommend in clinical practice for other vaccines. If you have a fever from a viral infection, which a common cold is, you should not get a vaccine, any kind of vaccine. Again, that's just a basic kind of common sense recommendation that we use when we're practicing medicine. However, if you just have a stuffy nose, a little sore throat, you don't have body aches, you don't have symptoms below the neck, most people will say, go ahead and do it. I just look at you and I see wallaby. I'm trying to focus. No idea what she just said. Something about a vaccine or something. A shot. A fever. Okay. Continue to submit your questions and wall Barr pictures to Dr. Jen on her Instagram,

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"0:56","description":"Dr. Jen Ashton answers your questions. ","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/GMA","id":"77117937","title":"Should you get a COVID-19 vaccine if you have a cold?","url":"/GMA/GMA3/video/covid-19-vaccine-cold-77117937"}