Health officials are saying it’s more important this year to get a flu vaccination. Eric Weller is the coordinator for the South Central Health Care Coalition.

“Get those flu shots,” said Weller. “Because the signs and symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are very similar, receiving a flu vaccination allows health professionals to differentiate what you may have.”

Weller says its also important to stay home if you’re sick, wash your hands and wear a face covering.