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The Similarities of the Flu & COVID-19

For the upcoming flu season, the influenza vaccine will be critical to reduce the impact of respiratory illness in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Because we don’t currently have a way to prevent COVID-19 outside of social distancing, practicing good hygiene and disinfecting commonly used surfaces, it is highly recommended everyone get a flu vaccine this year.

Below are some of the symptoms of COVID-19 and how they compare to flu symptoms:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Headache
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults

Differences between COVID-19 and Flu

Similarities

Both COVID-19 and the flu have the following symptoms and are spread in similar ways.

  • Both can be transmitted through person to person contact or droplets from coughing, sneezing or talking.
  • Both can be transmitted by someone who isn’t showing signs of being sick or experiencing any symptoms.
  • Both can live on surfaces

Differences

  • COVID-19 and Influenza are different types of viruses that can cause similar symptoms in humans.
  • The Influenza virus  does not live in the air for a certain amount of time.
  • The flu spreads faster than COVID-19 and symptoms appear sooner. Flu symptoms become visible within 1-4 days while COVID-19 can take up to 14 days.
  • COVID-19 is more deadly than the flu.  The mortality rate for the flu is less than 1% of people infected while COVID-19 has a mortality rate of 4%-6% of people infected.
  • The most important difference is – there is a vaccine to prevent the flu!

Visit any pharmacy for a flu shot today, no appointment needed. To keep everyone safe, we have implemented new safety measures this year:

  1. All patients getting a flu shot are required to wear a mask
  2. Please take a moment to complete the intake form here prior to coming to the pharmacy

The Similarities of the Flu & COVID-19

For the upcoming flu season, the influenza vaccine will be critical to reduce the impact of respiratory illness in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Because we don’t currently have a way to prevent COVID-19 outside of social distancing, practicing good hygiene and disinfecting commonly used surfaces, it is highly recommended everyone get a flu vaccine this year.

Below are some of the symptoms of COVID-19 and how they compare to flu symptoms:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Headache
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults

Differences between COVID-19 and Flu

Similarities

Both COVID-19 and the flu have the following symptoms and are spread in similar ways.

  • Both can be transmitted through person to person contact or droplets from coughing, sneezing or talking.
  • Both can be transmitted by someone who isn’t showing signs of being sick or experiencing any symptoms.
  • Both can live on surfaces

Differences

  • COVID-19 and Influenza are different types of viruses that can cause similar symptoms in humans.
  • The Influenza virus  does not live in the air for a certain amount of time.
  • The flu spreads faster than COVID-19 and symptoms appear sooner. Flu symptoms become visible within 1-4 days while COVID-19 can take up to 14 days.
  • COVID-19 is more deadly than the flu.  The mortality rate for the flu is less than 1% of people infected while COVID-19 has a mortality rate of 4%-6% of people infected.
  • The most important difference is – there is a vaccine to prevent the flu!

Visit any pharmacy for a flu shot today, no appointment needed. To keep everyone safe, we have implemented new safety measures this year:

  1. All patients getting a flu shot are required to wear a mask
  2. Please take a moment to complete the intake form here prior to coming to the pharmacy

Flu Shot Now Available

Flu shots available now. It’s never too early to prepare for flu season and all our pharmacies offer flu shots, no appointment needed. Available to both children and adults, and covered by most insurance, our pharmacy team can help you stay healthy this winter with a convenient flu shot from our pharmacy today.

Flu Shots Now Available

Flu shots available now. It’s never too early to prepare for flu season and all our pharmacies offer flu shots, no appointment needed. Available to both children and adults, and covered by most insurance, our pharmacy team can help you stay healthy this winter with a convenient flu shot from our pharmacy today.