What is the difference between COVID-19 symptoms and seasonal allergies?

According to the CDC:

COVID-19 is a contagious respiratory illness caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19). Seasonal allergies triggered by airborne pollen can lead to seasonal allergic rhinitis, which affects the nose and sinuses, and seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, which affects the eyes.

COVID-19 and seasonal allergies share many symptoms, but there are some key differences between the two. For example, COVID-19 can cause fever, which is not a common symptom of seasonal allergies. The image below compares symptoms caused by allergies and COVID-19.

Because some of the symptoms of COVID-19 and seasonal allergies are similar, it may be difficult to tell the difference between them, and you may need to get a test to confirm your diagnosis.

Covid-19 and Allergies

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1. Are there vaccine services available for homebound residents?
2. How do I find a vaccination clinic near me?
3. What if I lost my vaccination card?
4. What is the difference between COVID-19 symptoms and seasonal allergies?
5. Are County offices open?
6. Is it safe for my child to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
7. Vaccine FAQ's from the Virginia Department of Health
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10. How do the three available vaccinations compare?
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