National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination. Many of us have experienced what it’s like to be vulnerable to illness. The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of how serious diseases are and the impact they can have when people do not have protection through vaccines

Answer a few questions to find out which vaccines you may need through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccine assessment tool here!

In order to stay protected, it is important to be aware of the symptoms stemming from respiratory illnesses. The two viruses that are commonly known to have similar symptoms are the Influenza virus (Flu) and the COVID-19 virus.

Both COVID-19 and flu can have varying degrees of symptoms, ranging from no symptoms (asymptomatic) to severe symptoms. Common symptoms that COVID-19 and flu share include:

It is difficult to determine which type of virus you have just by looking at the symptoms. That’s why it is important to take precautionary measurements and stay up to date with your vaccines and booster shots. Here are some tips on how to avoid getting ill.