Flu Season 2023-2024
Park County Public Health Flu Clinics
New! Park County Public Health will host the following flu clinics this fall:
SEPT. 20, 9:30AM to 12PM - Lake George Fire Station 8951 County Road 90 Lake George, CO 80827
SEPT. 20, 2 to 4PM Guffey Public Library 1625 Co Rd 102 Guffey, CO 80820
OCT. 3, 12 to 5PM Park County Public Health Office 81 Main Street Bailey, CO 80421
SEPT. 26-28, and OCT. 16-19 variety of times-Park County Public Health Office 825 Clark Street Ste A, Fairplay, CO 80440
There is a limited amount of vaccine so pre-registration is required for the clinics. Please call 719-836-4162 to pre-register or with questions!
Other Flu Clinic Resources
Local pharmacies located inside Safeway and King Soopers are making it easy to protect yourself and your family with flu shots, made available at no cost to the individual with most insurance (no co-payment unless required by your plan).
Who Should Get A Flu Shot?
We recommend everyone from age 6 months on to get the flu shot every year. Some people are more at risk for the flu including older adults, young children, pregnant women, and people with some chronic health conditions. Older adults, particularly those over 65, are especially at risk of serious complications from the flu. People with conditions such as heart disease, asthma, HIV, or diabetes are at greater risk for developing serious flu complications.
If you or your family members have not gotten the flu shot yet please speak with your healthcare provider and check out the variety of resources below to ensure this year you all get the flu shot, not the flu!
If you get the flu you can spread it to other people who are close to you. Keeping yourself safe and healthy is a great way to care for people you know and love.
How Can I Prevent The Flu?
To protect against the flu, as with COVID-19, follow these THREE simple steps:
- Take time to get a flu shot.
- Take everyday preventive actions that may slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw it in the trash after you use it and wash your hands.
- If you get sick with flu, take prescription antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.
Remember, early treatment and Prevention is especially important for people 65 and older, the very young, people with certain chronic health conditions, and pregnant women.