The world has had to adapt and take the necessary precautions to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. Flu season is approaching, and some people may be concerned about whether or not they should get vaccinated and whether that would affect or help fight COVID-19 in some way.

With the flu season approaching, these two illnesses are a double threat. It can be said that in this next season, getting vaccinated against influenza will be even more important to remain healthy and not have to visit clinics or hospitals that will be at their capacity with people suffering from COVID-19.

Talk to your doctor and find out what type of vaccine is best for your immune system.

Little by little, we know more about COVID-19, but there is still much to learn. Although the symptoms are similar, there are important differences between the two diseases.

How will we know if the symptoms are from influenza or if we have fallen victim to COVID-19? The two diseases are contagious and cause respiratory problems, but they are caused by different viruses.

Similarities:

Fever
Cough
Difficulty breathing
Sore throat
Muscle pains
Headache
And in some people, Nausea and Diarrhea

Differences:

Influenza can cause the same symptoms listed above, but milder and not as severe.

Other symptoms that have been reported have been the loss of taste and smell for those with COVID-19.

It is recommended by the CDC that high-risk individuals, such as pregnant women, people with underlying medical conditions, and seniors, protect themselves against influenza this season and take necessary precautions against COVID-19.

Even though the flu shot will not protect you from COVID-19, it is still recommended. Some people will, unfortunately, experience both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time and it is still unknown how severe the symptoms will be.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases recommends getting the flu shot in the middle or end of October suggesting that if a person gets the shot too early, it will wear off early February or March.