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
- 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