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Seasonal Flu Information

Learn the latest about respiratory (seasonal flu) The FLU Ends with U. Learn more: www.flu.govillness

Influenza (commonly called the "flu") is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The information below describes common flu symptoms, how to protect yourself and those close to you from getting the flu, and what to do if you get sick with flu-like symptoms.

Online clinic locator from The Colorado Adult Immunization Coalition

Find a clinic by phone
1-877-462-2911 (toll free)
303-692-2633 (Denver Metro) or find a flu shot clinic ONLINE

Children and adolescents with fever should not go to day care or school. Adults with fever should not go to work until their fever has gone away for 24 hours (without use of fever reducing medicine). Individuals with severe illness, such as difficulty breathing, should contact their health care provider. Schools, businesses and other organizations are urged to plan for the flu. 

Be Aware of Common Flu Symptoms

Influenza usually starts suddenly and may include the following symptoms:

  • Fever (usually high)
  • Headache
  • Tiredness (can be extreme)
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Diarrhea and vomiting (more common among children than adults)

Having these symptoms does not always mean that you have the flu. Many different illnesses, including the common cold, can have similar symptoms.To decrease chances of getting, or spreading the flu, the department recommends taking these steps to avoid the flu.

Visitors of any age who are displaying flu symptoms should avoid entering our facilities (except as patients, of course).

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