Flu and COVID-19 are respiratory illnesses that are caused by different viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are the same, you might need testing to know which virus you have.Getting a flu shot is more important this year than ever. Get your flu shot early to protect yourself and the people around you and to lower the burden on healthcare systems.
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Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot every year.
The flu vaccine is also very important for people who have close contact with people who are at higher risk for complications for the flu.
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The CDC recommends getting a flu shot in September or October, but getting vaccinated anytime during the flu season can protect
In addition to the flu vaccine, healthy habits can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like flu and COVID-19.
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