Seasonal Flu Information
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:
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).