Everyone who is 6 months or older should get the flu shot. It protects you if you are exposed to the virus and prevents you from passing it to others. Doctors and clinics are available to administer the flu shot and are taking the necessary precautions to ensure protection from COVID-19.
There is more than one strain of the flu.
You can’t get sick from the flu vaccine.
Antibiotics are never needed for the flu. The flu is a virus and antibiotics are for bacterial infections.
The best way to treat mild flu symptoms is with rest, fluids and over-the-counter medications to help manage symptoms, like a fever or cough.
The flu shot is your best defense against the flu, and suitable for everyone 6 months or older.
If you feel sick you should stay home.
The flu and COVID-19 have similar and overlapping symptoms and only a COVID-19 test can confirm that you do not have COVID-19. In some cases, a test to see if you have influenza can also be ordered. Generally, COVID-19 symptoms include a dry cough, a fever, shortness of breath and fatigue that develop gradually over a few days and last for up to two weeks. Common flu symptoms include a high fever, cough and muscle aches and pains that develop quickly and last for about a week.