Enjoy a full years subscription of Healthy Revelations and discover life-changing health secrets you won't find anywhere else.

  • $240 Yearly Value
Topics covered include:
  • How To Lose Weight Fast
  • Healthy Eating
  • Stress Relief
  • Disease Prevention
  • Doctor Recommendations
  • Seasonal Health Tips
  • And More...

In the News Flu 2022~ Q and A – Part II

Written by Lisa Jillanza

(continued from Part I…)

Q: Can I get a flu vaccine and a COVID-19 vaccine at the same visit?

A: Yes, you can get a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine at the same time if you are eligible, and the timing coincides.

Q: What is the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

A: Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2, and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. You cannot tell the difference between flu and COVID-19 by symptoms alone because some of the symptoms are the same.

Q: Because the flu and COVID-19 symptoms are similar, how will I know what I have if I am ill?

A: Your health care professional may order a test to help confirm whether you have flu or COVID-19 or some other illness.

Q: Do I need to get a flu vaccine even if I wear a mask and avoid large crowds?

A: Yes. Wearing a mask and avoiding crowds and others who are sick can help protect you and others from respiratory viruses, like flu and the virus that causes COVID-19. However, the best way to reduce your risk of flu illness and its potentially serious complications is for everyone 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine each year. By getting a flu vaccine, you may also be protecting people around you who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications.

We hope this article answered some questions that you had regarding this year’s flu season.

Stay healthy!