The data is clear and decisive: COVID-19 is more deadly than seasonal influenza.
Respiratory viruses also tend to be more severe in older adults, and COVID-19 is particularly so. Another key difference is that there is a vaccine for the flu. The flu vaccine is very effective, even when it isn’t a perfect match for the strain of influenza that’s circulating.
Don’t wait to vaccinate: You can protect yourself from the flu by getting a vaccine. To find a flu vaccine clinic, visit www.flu.oregon.gov and use the flu vaccine locator tool.
Learn more about seasonal flu and COVID-19 on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Please consider getting your FLU Vaccination now. Regence covers FLU Shots, under Preventive services.