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In addition to getting them vaccinated, encourage your children to wear their masks at school, wash and sanitize their hands often throughout the day, and to tell you right away if they’re not feeling well.
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The flu and Covid cause similar symptoms since both are viral illnesses that attack your respiratory system. Flurona will affect every kid a little differently and vary in intensity, but there are some signature symptoms you can watch out for.
The CDC says flu symptoms include fever, body aches, chills, headache, fatigue, runny or congested nose, sore throat, and cough. In kids, diarrhea and vomiting are also common. They note that not everyone with the flu has a fever, so don’t let a normal body temp fool you.
As for Covid symptoms, well, they’re pretty much identical to the flu list. Per the CDC, the only different symptoms are loss of taste or smell, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. While flu symptoms come on suddenly, Covid can feel mild or severe.