Why you need to get a flu shot amid Covid-19 pandemic

SourceKhaleej Times
SectorHealthcare
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

A spike in flu cases is usually recorded in Dubai from October, according to an in-depth study of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). With October just a couple of weeks away, the authorities are calling on the community to get the flu shot - especially in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Abdishakur Abdulle, associate director of the Public Health Research Centre at New York University Abu Dhabi, said: "Both seasonal influenza and Covid-19 have similar clinical manifestations so, this flu season, it is imperative to take the flu vaccine." With the similarities in symptoms, it may be hard to tell the difference between influenza and Covid-19, another expert said during the discussion of the DHA's new study on ...read more...