Have you ever had influenza? If so, you know how miserable it is. If not, trust us; you don’t want to get it.
Flu season unfortunately is here, and that means it’s time to protect yourself by getting a flu shot. 
Getting an annual influenza vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. Other ways to stay healthy include:

  • Frequent hand-washing.
  • Staying home when sick.
  • Exercising and eating a proper diet.
  • Getting enough sleep.
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness
characterized by fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue, body
aches and headaches. To avoid getting influenza, the Centers for Disease
Control recommends the seasonal flu vaccine for individuals ages 6 months and
In the United States, flu season usually begins in October and can last until May.
Flu shots are available at the Mesa County Health Department, 510 29 1/2 Road, from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 8 a.m. – noon Fridays. Flu shots are also available at doctor’s offices and pharmacies.