Flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. While it’s not possible to say what will happen, it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter.
Protect yourself, your family, and your community against flu this fall and winter by getting a flu vaccine. September and October is a good time to get your annual flu shot. This can be done at your primary care office or at most pharmacies. The flu shot for majority insurances have a zero copay. Also follow other CDC recommendations to protect yourself from both flu and COVID-19.