Two Mesa County residents have been hospitalized due to flu since August, giving way to an early 2017-18 flu season. It takes about two weeks for the body to develop an immune response after immunization, so it’s key to get immunized sooner, rather than later.
“We typically see flu hospitalizations later in the year, during the flu season, which runs from October through May,” Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) Epidemiology Program Manager Heidi Dragoo said. “This isn’t necessarily a sign that this year’s flu season will be worse than last year’s, but it’s definitely a good reminder for folks to get their flu immunization as soon as possible.
As the public health leader in thecounty, MCPH works to prevent the spread of illness by offering convenient options for residents to get immunized.
Adult Clinics (18 years and older)
On-Site Employee Clinics
Influenza is a serious illness and can be deadly for older adults, infants and people with underlying medical conditions. Protect yourself and your community.