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Webinar: Differences Between the Influenza Vaccine and the Vaccine for COVID-19

December 22, 2020

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Join NIHB and a speaker from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn more about the differences between the Influenza vaccine and the vaccine for COVID-19.

Both Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses and COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are alike, it is hard to distinguish them by symptoms only and testing is needed. Flu vaccination has many important benefits; this vaccine can decrease the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death, but getting a flu vaccine will not protect us against COVID-19. These two disease, share many similar characteristics, but there are some key differences between them.

Note: Continuing education credit will not be offered for this webinar.

**Submit questions in advance to Moones Akbaran at makbaran@nihb.org.




Charleigh Granade is a Public Health Analyst with the Immunization Services Division (ISD) within the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). Ms. Granade leads various research and programmatic activities focusing on increasing adult vaccination. Specifically, her research has focused on evaluating healthcare provider and pharmacist implementation of the Standards for Adult Immunization Practice, vaccination access for adult Medicaid beneficiaries, and racial and ethnic disparities in adult vaccination. Additionally, she is currently providing programmatic support for a recently funded initiative to increase flu vaccination in racial and ethnic communities.

Last modified: March 25, 2021