Is it true? Will the flu vaccine protect me from getting COVID-19?

COVID-19 and influenza, also known as the flu, are not the same.

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COVID-19 and the flu both have similar symptoms, such as getting a fever, sore throat or feeling tired. However they are caused by different viruses.

This means that it’s important to get vaccinated against both COVID-19 and the flu. The COVID-19 vaccine won’t protect you from the flu, and the flu vaccine won’t protect you from COVID-19.

You need to wait at least 7 days between getting your COVID-19 vaccine and your flu vaccine. It doesn’t matter what order you have them in. Talk to your health care provider about what is best for you.

With new COVID-19 vaccine developments happening every day – make sure you’re getting your information from a reliable source. Read answers to commonly asked questions.

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