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Protection from the flu
Travel and holiday gatherings can mean more Coloradans will be at risk of exposure to the flu. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recommends all Coloradans ages 6 months and older get a flu vaccine.
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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.
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Public Health - Rifle
195 West 14th Street
Rifle, CO 81650
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970-625-5200 | phone
970-625-4804 | fax

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2014 Blake Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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970-945-6614 | phone
970-947-0155 | fax

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