For months, health experts have worried about the flu and COVID-19 viruses colliding, and now that flu season is here doctors are urging people to get flu shots.

Cough, headache and fever are all symptoms of the flu and of
COVID-19. Experts say this flu season is going to be confusing for everyone.

“Potentially sorting out the symptoms of COVID-19 and
influenza can be problematic,” said Stanford Professor of Medicine Dr. Dean
Winslow. “That’s where molecular testing can play a big role.”

Experts recommend people get tested for COVID if flu-like
symptoms develop, and they also recommend that people get flu shots.

Santa Clara County is making it convenient by offering free
flu shots this Saturday at the county fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

According to doctors, being sick with any virus this flu
season should be avoided and the fact that the COVID vaccine is not available
yet means that getting a flu shot is the best thing to do.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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