Are flu shots safe to take after recovering from an infection?
Better not to take flu vaccine now.
It is advisable not to take flu shot now.
The flu shot is indicated 4 weeks after acute infection.
Since it is only 8 days and you still cough, better not to take flu vaccine now.
Wait for 2-3 weeks more and if you are asymptomatic after 2-3 weeks then you can take the flu vaccine.
Hope I have answered your query.
Dr Kaushal Bhavsar, Pulmonologist