Flu season is gearing up in Mesa County. The flu vaccine is now available at Mesa County Public Health for anyone ages six months old and older. Every year the flu changes, so you need an updated version of the vaccine to ensure your body develops immunity to the most recent strain of the virus
The best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get vaccinated. It’s a safe and effective way to protect yourself and those around you, especially those at higher risk like older adults, infants, and pregnant people.
Mesa County Public Health is hosting two drive-through flu clinics in October. All residents are welcome and no appointments are required.
- Saturday, October 7th from 9 AM – 1 PM
- Saturday, October 21st from 9 AM – 1 PM
Mesa County Public Health parking lot
510 29 ½ Road
- Insurance Card
- If you do not have insurance, the flu vaccine is free during our Drive-Through events. Low-cost options will also be available throughout the flu season.
CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE DRIVE-THROUGH FLU CLINIC?
The Public Health Clinic at Mesa County Public Health also offers flu vaccination during regular business hours:
- Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5:30 PM
- Friday from 8 AM to noon.
Call 970-248-6900 to schedule an appointment.
Bring an ID and your Insurance Card. Flu vaccination is typically covered by insurance, however, don’t let cost be a barrier. If you do not have insurance, there are options available.
LOCAL BACKGROUND ON FLU
We typically see a higher rate of respiratory illnesses, including flu and RSV, from October through May, with cases typically peaking in December. Last year, Mesa County hospitalizations due to flu were higher than the previous five years.
Stay up to date with COVID-19, flu, and RSV data on the What’s Going Around webpage.