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We all want to make a positive difference, both in our own lives and for our families and communities. This fall, there’s a simple way to do that: Please get your flu shot. It’s never been more important, because we’ll be dealing with COVID-19 and flu season simultaneously in the coming months. You have helped curb the spread of COVID-19 in our region, and now you can do the same for the flu.

John R. Brumsted, MD
President and CEO, UVM Health Network

Our new normal could get a little more complicated. Are you ready?

Fight Flu + COVID-19

Symptoms of the flu and COVID-19

These six symptoms are common for both the flu and COVID-19. Check out our full symptom comparison list to find out which symptoms are common, seen sometimes or rare, for the flu, COVID-19, colds and seasonal allergies.

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FEVER

 
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COUGH

 
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DIFFICULTY BREATHING

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CHILLS & SWEATS

 
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ACHES

 
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HEADACHE

Am I at risk for the flu and COVID-19?

You are at increased risk for serious flu and COVID-19 complications, or extra precaution is needed, if:

  • You are 65 and older
  • You have certain chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, chronic kidney disease or heart disease
  • Your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 40 or higher (30 or higher for COVID-19)
  • You have a weakened immune system
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding

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Flu fact

The flu vaccine reduces the risk of illness by 40% to 60%

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Did you know

That you can get the FLU and COVID-19 at the same time?

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