COVID-19 Collides with Flu Season
As we are approaching the Fall and Winter months with COVID-19 fully present, it is vital that Victoria, Texas, and the Crossroads area are readily prepared for the upcoming flu season. Victoria ER 24 Hour Emergency Center wants to ensure that we uphold the health of the public by providing Rapid COVID-19 Testing and Rapid Flu Testing, which both yield results in 15 minutes. By letting our patients know their results promptly after testing, we hope that more efficient precautions between individuals will take immediate effect, thus limiting the spread of both illnesses.
The Influenza virus and COVID-19 are both respiratory illnesses that share many of the same symptoms, so it would be difficult to confirm a diagnosis without the help of a proper test that is easily done by our staff at Victoria ER. One should become familiar with the signs and symptoms of both Flu and COVID-19 to be aware of when you should get tested.
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN FLU & COVID-19:
- Fever or Chills
- Shortness of Breath
- Sore Throat
- Congestion or Runny Nose
- Body Aches
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FLU & COVID-19:
- Flu: Flu illness may range from mild to severe symptoms of those listed above.
- COVID-19: An additional symptom of COVID-19 includes a new loss in taste or smell.
As more people respond promptly to the flu, the better chance they have at protecting their loved ones against the virus. Stay ahead of Flu and COVID-19 by getting a rapid test today through our Curbside Service and plan to get your flu shot early this year. Victoria ER 24 Hour Emergency Center is available throughout every emergency you are experiencing, visit us when it is most convenient to you and experience concierge care in a private and sanitized room for every visit.
You can find more information about the COVID-19 Rapid Test, PCR COVID-19 Test, COVID-19 Antibody Testing, and our Curbside Services here.
Please call us at 361-214-3813 with any questions regarding our protocols, or with questions regarding your medical safety. Because information about COVID-19 is constantly updating, you can find current details and resources at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).