Doctors say this year it is especially important to get the flu shot (influenza vaccine) because it would be devastating to get both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time.
So, I listened and went to get my flu shot in early September. I just happened to be getting my period on that same day. Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that the flu vaccine my delay the hormone cycle because only a few days later, my period stopped entirely…really early.
The connection between the flu shot and a disruption of a woman’s menstruation cycle is common enough to come up quickly on a Google search. However, so much of the information online states that there is no official link at all. Many doctors officially say that the flu shot doesn’t affect hormones and therefore cannot disrupt the hormonal cycle.