Flu and COVID-19 at the same time Yes, you can get COVID-19 and Flu at the same time. Both are dangerous!
Flu is more dangerous than many people realize. And we already know how dangerous COVID-19 is. Imagine being sick with both at the same time.
In greater danger Why are people in more danger of catching Flu and COVID-19 during fall and winter than during the summer?
During the summer During the summer we’re often outdoors. When we breathe, our germs spread out in the air over a larger area. We are less likely to catch these diseases.
• During fall and winter It’s colder outside than it is in summer, and gets darker earlier. More people are staying inside. Some people are coughing and sneezing. We are more likely to breathe in other people’s germs.
• During holidays We want to spend time in our homes with family and friends during holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s. We’re closer, sharing meals, laughing, singing, and breathing the same air indoors.
Scroll down to read where you can get a free Flu shot.
• You may decide not to hold a party in your home. You and your family will be safer that way.
• Or you can plan a party carefully in ways that are safer.
• Or you may think of another way to enjoy family and friends safely.
Read more about planning safe celebrations here>> .
Difficult to know When we’re sick, it can be difficult to know which illness we have.
COVID-19? Flu?–similar symptoms These are both Flu symptoms and COVID-19 symptoms:
• Fever or the chills
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Fatigue (being tired)
• Sore throat
• Runny or stuffy nose
• Muscle pain or body aches
• Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults)
• Loss of taste or smell
Read more about symptoms here>>
Different people experience Flu and COVID-19 in different ways
• Flu and COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness.
• Sometimes a person with COVID-19 has no signs of illness, or the illness may develop very slowly.
• Sometimes people with Flu or COVID-19 become extremely ill and need to be hospitalized.
• Some people with either Flu or COVID-19 have mild illness, but may not feel well for a long time.
If you are sick If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call your doctor! Or call 211 for a referral to a health care provider.
Your doctor We can not diagnose ourselves. Your doctor may decide to have you tested to figure out which illness you have.
Stay safe, stay healthy!
• Get your flu shot!
• Stay 6 feet away or even further away from most people.
• Wear a mask.
• Wash your hands frequently.
• Avoid parties.
There is no vaccine that can prevent you from catching COVID-19. But there is a vaccine that can help you avoid catching the flu.
As soon as possible! Has your family gotten flu shots yet? If not, get your flu shots as soon as possible!
Where can you get free Flu shots?
Free shots for babies, children, teenagers! COACH 4 Kids staff provide free immunizations in a SAFE environment.
Newborns and children up to age 18 years can receive any shots they need, including shots against the Flu.
COACH for Kids works out of a mobile van at WIC centers near you. Call 1-888-926-2249 to speak with a nurse and make an appointment.
LA County Flu clinics Call 211 before you go, to make sure the information is still the same.
LA Care Family Resource Center
3200 E. Imperial Highway
10am to 2pm
Glory of Church of Christ
1801 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles 90015
9am to 2pm
Public health centers
Central Public Health Center
241 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90012
Monday through Friday
8am to 2pm
Call ahead: (213) 288-8204
Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Public Health
11833 S. Wilmington Ave.
Los Angeles 90059
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8am to 4pm
4pm to 7pm
Call ahead: (323) 568-8100
Other locations Many doctors’ offices and pharmacies offer flu shots. Call to find out if there are any charges, and if you have to make an appointment