The flu season officially started Sept. 29, and San Juan Basin Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment urge everyone ages 6 months and older to get vaccinated, ideally before the end of October.
Flu cases start to increase in October and typically peak in late December or early January before dropping off in the spring. Because it takes two weeks for the vaccine to take effect, October is the ideal time to get a flu shot.
San Juan Basin Public Health encourages people to see their doctor for their flu shots. To find flu vaccines at retail outlets, visit www.vaccinefinder.org.
San Juan Basin Public Health offers a range of flu vaccines including:
High dose quadrivalent flu shot, recommended for adults 65 years old older and other at-risk adults.Quadrivalent flu shot, recommended for all children and adults.Egg-free flu shot, recommended for those with a severe egg allergy.San Juan Basin Public Health offers vaccines for uninsured children and adults at a reduced price and for patients with Medicaid, Medicare and other private insurance, including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, United and Rocky Mountain Healthcare.
For more information, call 247-5702.