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COVID-19 vs. the Flu

Young woman at the doctor getting a flu shot.

COVID-19 and the flu have different degrees of signs and symptoms. A person may have no symptoms or severe symptoms. Dr. Phillip Coule explains some of the differences.

Get vaccinated against the flu! It’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. Healthcare systems could be overwhelmed treating both patients with flu and patients with COVID-19. This means getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever.

Learn more at and here. Free COVID-19 screenings are available online by visiting

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Augusta University Health

Based in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network, offering the most comprehensive primary, specialty and subspecialty care in the region. Augusta University Health provides skilled, compassionate care to its patients, conducts leading-edge clinical research and fosters the medical education and training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners. Augusta University Health is a not-for-profit corporation that manages the clinical operations associated with Augusta University.