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FAQs: Can I Get My COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine at the Same Time?

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April 8, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked questions about vaccines, including flu vaccines. Stay tuned as we share updates and answer common questions about the flu as it relates to COVID-19. Can I Get My Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines at the Same Time? Yes! While originally the CDC and others did not recommend getting any vaccine at […]
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FAQs: Is There More Than One Flu Virus?

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February 18, 2021 - While the flu vaccine has been safely used for more than 50 years, there are still a lot of questions around the flu virus and the vaccines. In this post, we’ll answer common questions about the flu and flu shot from our Facebook and Twitter communities. Is there more than one flu virus? There are four types of […]
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FAQs: Does the Flu Vaccine Work?

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January 22, 2021 - One common misconception about the flu vaccine is that it doesn’t work – some think that it can even cause the flu! In this post, we’ll answer common questions about the flu shot from our Facebook and Twitter communities. Does the flu vaccine cause the flu? No! You cannot contract the flu from a flu […]
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FAQs: The Flu and COVID-19

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January 13, 2021 - There is a lot of information floating around about COVID-19 and we are all doing our best to stay informed and safe. We want to help cut through the noise and provide you with reliable information to help you and your family stay safe this year. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions on […]
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Symptoms of Common Cold, Flu, and COVID-19

October 13, 2020 - As we enter the fall and winter, common colds and the flu are expected to spread. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a third virus that can make people sick. The symptoms of these three illnesses can overlap, making it confusing to know which virus is making you sick. In this blog post, we […]
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Flu Vaccine Recommendations During COVID-19

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August 22, 2020 - Public health efforts have been focused on “flattening the curve” during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that we do not overwhelm healthcare systems. However, as flu arrives in the fall, there will be two overlapping viruses that both can cause illness, hospitalizations, and death. How can we flatten the COVID-19 curve while another virus enters […]
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A Survivor’s Perspective on Flu

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August 7, 2020 - The following blog post is written by Madi Allen, who survived a 93-day flu hospitalization in 2011. Read her flu story here. In 2011, I was twelve years old and my life was like any other kid my age. What started as a weekend that was supposed to be spent with friends quickly turned into […]
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Basic Flu Virus Anatomy

March 27, 2020 - What exactly is a virus? Generally speaking, a virus is a tiny organism that requires a living host cell (e.g., plant, animal, human) to survive and reproduce. It is the reproduction of viruses within these cells that leads to infection that can spread throughout the body. Viruses are different from bacteria, which do not require […]
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What Are the Different Types of Influenza Viruses?

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January 6, 2020 - Some people may think influenza (flu) is just a standard virus that comes around every year. But there are actually four different types of flu viruses, including A, B, C, and D.  Influenza A: Influenza A viruses can be found in many different animals, including birds and mammals, as well as humans. These viruses are […]
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