Flu shots still available to Routt County residents | SteamboatToday.com

Flu shots still available to Routt County residents

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Colorado is among states experiencing high flu activity according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospitalization rates have been highest among children 4 years old and younger. Seasonal flu shots are recommended for individuals 6 months and older.

Flu season typically extends into spring. If a person gets sick, flu vaccination may make the illness milder. Individuals at increased risk for complications from flu include young children, older adults and individuals with certain health conditions.

Flu symptoms can include fever, fatigue, muscle or body aches, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and headaches. Individuals experiencing these symptoms should see a health care provider. People who get sick should stay home from work or school until at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. Avoid getting or spreading flu by washing hands frequently and covering your cough.

Flu shots are available by appointment at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Low-cost vaccine is available for individuals who do not have insurance or whose insurance does not cover flu shots. Same day appointments are often available. Call 970-879-1632 to schedule.

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