There are many similarities between influenza (flu) and COVID-19. Both are contagious respiratory diseases, and certain populations including older adults, Black and Hispanic persons, and individuals with chronic health conditions are at high-risk for complications from both diseases. Many of the steps that help stop the spread of COVID-19 can also help protect against flu, but the best way to help prevent flu is to get vaccinated every year. Flu vaccination is especially important this year to help protect individuals and prevent additional strain on an already overburdened US healthcare system.
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Wearing a face mask shows that you care about your own health and the health of others. Face masks may not offer complete protection—you still need to stay at least 6 feet apart from others & wash your hands frequently
Answers to common myths about influenza and flu vaccines
This 30-second animated public service announcement highlights the importance of 5 key steps to help #StopTheSpread of COVID-19