We are all aware of the serious nature of Covid-19 disease in Singapore, and the world at large.

The most common presenting symptoms for Covid-19 disease, occurring in more than 80% of patients are:
•Dry cough
•Sore throat

These symptoms overlap with Influenza symptoms, which are:
•Body aches
•Dry cough
•Runny nose
•Sore or dry throat

As such, , it will be very difficult for any General Practitioner (GP)to know whether you have influenza or are suspected of Covid-19 infection.

There is a high possibility that if you have influenza, you may still be sent by your GP to Accident & Emergency (A&E) for Covid-19 testing and isolation. This process adds a lot of burden to the healthcare system at a critical time. It also creates a lot of anxiety for a patient.

Now, more than ever, it makes very good sense for everyone to have their influenza vaccinations updated, in order to avoid contracting influenza at this critical time, when Covid-19 infections are in our community, and symptoms between the two are not easily distinguishable without blood tests.

Cross Street Medical Clinic has received the first batch of the newly released 2020 SH flu vaccine. Protect you and your loved ones today. Make an appointment with us today!

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