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Flu information

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2017 Flu vaccinations
Getting a flu shot is still the best way to protect you and your loved ones from getting the flu.

Garfield County Public Health walk-in flu clinics:

October 12, 1 - 4 p.m.
Family Resource Center
400 Sopris Avenue, Carbondale

October 14, 10 a.m. - noon
Garfield County Public Health
2014 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs
195 14th Street, Rifle

October 17, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Downtown Drug
825 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs

October 25, 1 - 5 p.m.
Garfield County Public Health
2014 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs

October 27, 1 - 5 p.m.
Garfield County Public Health
195 14th Street, Rifle

November 4, 1-3 p.m.
Gordon Cooper Branch Library
320 Sopris Avenue, Carbondale

For walk-in flu clinics, no appointment is necessary. For dates not listed above, please call 970-945-6614 to make an appointment for a flu shot.

$15 children, $25 adults, $45 high-dose (for age 65+)
Accepting Medicare Part B, Child Medicaid, CHP+, RMHP, BCBS, and UHC insurancess

For more information, contact Garfield County Public Health in Glenwood Springs at 970-945-6614 or in Rifle at 970-625-5200.

Flu activity in Colorado

Flu activity is widespread in most of the country and Colorado is no exception. Flu season typically begins in the fall and peaks in January or February. The vaccination is recommended for everyone six months and older. There were 1,759 hospitalizations in Colorado for influenza like illness during the 2013 - 2014 flu season. Garfield County Public Health provides flu vaccinations by appointment.

One more shot to go with your flu
Public Health is encouraging adults to consider getting a second vaccine while they are coming in for a flu shot. It is recommended that all adults receive a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) shot. It is suggested that all adults get a Tdap but even more so, those who live with or take care of infants. The Tdap protects against pertussis, a highly contagious bacterial disease that can be fatal for infants and is often spread by adults. The health department also offers the pneumonia vaccine for anyone age 19-64 who has chronic health problems or smokes.

Flu symptoms
•  fever (usually high)
•  headache, muscle aches
•  extreme tiredness
•  dry cough, sore throat
•  runny or stuffy nose
•  muscle aches
•  nausea, vomiting
•  diarrhea
Prevent the flu
•  get a flu shot

Protect others
•  stay home when you're sick
•  cover your cough
•  wash your hands
•  drink lots of fluids
•  get plenty of sleep

Flu map
A weekly Influenza surveillance report provided by the Center for Disease Control.
flu map link-|
Public Health - Rifle
195 West 14th Street
Rifle, CO 81650
Email Public Health

970-625-5200 | phone
970-625-4804 | fax

  Public Health - Glenwood Springs
2014 Blake Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Email Public Health

970-945-6614 | phone
970-947-0155 | fax

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