It is hard to know the difference between COVID-19 and flu
Although there are some differences between flu and COVID-19, they also share signs and symptoms.
- It can be very difficult to distinguish between the symptoms of COVID-19, influenza, and a cold.
- If you have any infection or respiratory symptoms, self-isolate.
- Follow your state or territory guidelines about COVID-19 testing and contact your GP or pharmacist for further advice.
Do you or the person you’re with have:
- a headache
- muscle pains
- joint pain
- a runny nose
- vomiting or diarrhoea
- loss of appetite
- recent onset blocked nose
Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are important
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has stated that COVID-19 and flu vaccines can be given at the same time. Talk to your GP or pharmacist for more information.2