A 75-year-old resident has been
hospitalized for influenza – the first confirmed hospitalized influenza case in
Mesa County of this flu season. Colorado has seen low flu activity this year,
compared with last year, but flu season usually peaks between December and March,
so it is still possible to get the flu.
Preventive measures are effective in
keeping flu cases and hospitalizations low in Mesa County.
Reduce the risk of getting and/or
spreading the flu:
  • Get a flu
  • Wash your hands often with soap and
  • Avoid touching your
    eyes, nose and mouth – germs spread this way.
  • Cover coughs and
    sneezes with a tissue or using the vampire method. Do not cough into your hands.
  • Stay home if you are

Flu-like symptoms include fever,
cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and
fatigue. Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may be infected
with the flu and have respiratory symptoms without a fever.

Mesa County Health Department offers
flu vaccinations at our Public Health Clinic, 510 29 ½ Road in Grand Junction.
Call 248-6900 to make an appointment.