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Does the flu shot or Tamiflu help with COVID-19?

SingleCare, Dec. 3, 2021

December 3, 2021

Does the flu shot or Tamiflu help with COVID-19?

“It’s important for people to know that the flu is caused by a different virus than COVID and therefore you need separate vaccinations,” explains Karen Edwards, PhD, MS, professor and chair of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, Irvine. … If you develop a fever and other flu-like symptoms, don’t ignore them. “Stay home and if your symptoms worsen, you should consult with your healthcare provider,” Edwards says.