Flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different 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.
Fight The Flu
Now is the time to get a flu vaccine. The single best way to prevent influenza is to get vaccinated every year, we urge all residents of Cass and Van Buren County to get their flu vaccine this fall. Keep you and your family healthy.
Call your provider or call the Health Department’s clinical services at 269-740-4155 for more information, to discuss your options, or to schedule an appointment for yourself or your child.
The Health Department has Vaccine which is available for everyone 6 months of age and older through our Immunization clinic.
Van Buren Cass District Health Department has flu vaccine available through the Adult Vaccine Program (AVP) at “no cost” for those individuals 19 years of age and older that are uninsured and underinsured.
We also have the Vaccines For Children Program or (VFC) vaccine available as well, for uninsured, underinsured, Medicaid eligible, Alaskan Native and American Indian children ages 0-18 years of age
Nobody has time for the flu. Thankfully there’s a simple, free, or low cost way to protect yourself from flu this fall and winter. Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting a flu shot.