Flu Shots Now
Prior to the official start of the 2017-18 influenza season, 27 influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported statewide between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30, 2017.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and SJBPH urge Coloradans ages 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine, ideally before the end of October. Yearly flu vaccines are the first and most important step in protecting against influenza disease.
SJBPH encourages residents to receive their immunizations in their medical home with their primary care provider. Flu shots are a preventive care benefit for both children and adults covered under the Affordable Care Act and for most people the immunization will be free.
SJBPH has a limited supply of specialized flu vaccine including high dose flu shots for seniors and preservative free vaccine for pregnant women. Additionally, SJBPH can provide flu shots for eligible children and adults who qualify for federally supported vaccines if they are unable to receive them from their primary care provider.
Call (970)247-5702 to schedule an appointment at the SJBPH Durango office or (970)264-2409 for an appointment at the SJBPH Pagosa Springs office.