Flu Season is right around the corner!

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While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May.
 
Flu and COVID-19

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two.

While more is learned every day, there is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it. This table‚Äč compares COVID-19 and flu, given the best available information to date.

To learn more about COVID-19, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19).

To learn more about flu, visit Influenza (Flu).

 
 
 
 
Where can I get a flu shot? Click here to go to VaccineFinder.com to find a location near you.
 
Walgreens Walk-ins and Appointments available
CVS Appointments available
BJC Is offering Free flu shots in the St. Louis area while supplies last.
SSM Health is offering 4 free flu shot clinics during October
Jersey County - Say Boo to the Flu is set for 1-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at the Jersey County Health Department parking lot, 1307 State Hwy. 109 in Jerseyville. 
 
Many locations offer shots at no cost to you with proof of insurance.