Flu or COVID-19 Symptoms? CDC Provides Info About Similarities, Differences

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Flu season is near, and we are in the midst of a pandemic. This is uncharted territory. To help everyone learn what to expect this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released information about how to tell the two illnesses apart.

While some symptoms can be similar, the are key differences. These include the duration a person is sick and the number of days before a person could exhibit symptoms. Read the entire webpage HERE.

While there is no vaccine for COVID-19, there is one for the flu each year. The flu vaccine usually treats four strains or types.

The City of Alexandria encourages residents to get their flu shot at two free clinics hosted by the Alexandria Health Department.

A drive-through clinic will take place on Saturday, September 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. from T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.). A walk-up clinic will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Francis C. Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Rd).

Masks and physical distancing are required. Please do not attend if experiencing even mild symptoms of illness. The city asks that residents review details about flu clinics before attending.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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