Stay ahead of the flu season with immunization
  • Flu season is upon us and the best way
    to avoid getting sick is to get your flu immunization by the end of October.
  • Mesa County Health Department will
    host adult flu immunization clinics Oct. 17 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
    Community Services Building, 510 29 ½ Road.
  • Everyone six months of age and older
    should get the flu immunization.
    • This year, the nasal spray will not be
      available, as it is not as effective as the immunization.
    • Parents concerned about the pain from
      an immunization can distract infants by breastfeeding or offering sugar water.
    • Parents can hold, help distract or
      encourage an older aged child to breathe deeply to manage pain and anxiety.
  • You can still get a flu shot, even if
    you have an egg allergy. Talk to your health care provider about a flu
    immunization that works for you.
  • Getting your flu immunization protects
    you, but it also protects those around you with immune-compromised conditions
    who cannot get the immunization.
  • On top of getting your flu
    immunization, you can help stop the spread of flu with everyday preventive
    • Wash your hands with soap
      and water to reduce the spread of germs.
    • Limit contact with sick people.
    • Stay home if you are sick.
    • If you are sick, cover
      your cough
  • Contact your health care provider to
    make an appointment for a flu immunization or call the Mesa County Health
    Department at (970) 248-6900.
  • We work with clients on a sliding
    scale basis. Don’t let cost be a barrier between you and your health this flu