COVID-19 vs. the Flu: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

Aaron S. Weinberg MD, MPhil
September 24, 2020
2 min read

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Carbon Health’s dedicated clinical staff has been on the frontlines working to keep the public healthy. Now, with flu season fast approaching, we are continuing to help people stay safe with COVID testing, flu shot events, and more.

All of the good habits and precautions we’ve learned this year to help combat COVID-19 will also help us minimize the spread of the flu. However, given the ongoing pandemic and the fact that COVID-19 and the flu are clinically indistinguishable, any flu cases we do have will have a larger impact in terms of the need for testing and allocation of vital healthcare resources in your community.

This year, more than ever before, it’s important to get the flu shot, not only to protect yourself but your community. Herd immunity or community immunity arises when enough people get the flu shot, making its spread from person to person more unlikely.

Don’t let the flu break your flow. Get a flu shot now.

COVID-19 vs. Flu

There is a lot of overlap between COVID-19 and flu symptoms. Clinically, it is impossible to distinguish with confidence without diagnostic testing. Refer to this handy guide if you are experiencing symptoms and want some clarity before going into a clinic.

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Carbon Health offers flu shots at all of its clinics. Find a clinic near you today by downloading the Carbon Health app and booking an appointment.

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Aaron S. Weinberg MD, MPhil

Aaron S. Weinberg, MD, MPhil, is Director of Program Development at Carbon Health and triple board-certified in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Internal Medicine.


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