It’s especially important to get your flu vaccine this year, because the flu and COVID-19 will likely be circulating at the same time and cause similar symptoms. The flu vaccine does not protect you from COVID-19. But getting a flu vaccine could reduce flu symptoms that could be confused with COVID-19 symptoms. Getting your flu shot can help save precious healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19. And that’s why getting a flu shot is vital.
While some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, the most important ways to prevent either are the same: wash your hands often with soap and water, wear face coverings when out in public spaces, avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home if you become sick.
Flu vaccines are available by appointment.