The best way to prevent your child from getting or spreading the flu is to ensure they receive an annual flu vaccine. At the beginning of each season, the vaccine is reviewed and changed to keep up with the changing virus. Because the body’s immune response from the vaccination declines over time, everyone over the age of 6 months SHOULD be vaccinated each year.
About 460 children were hospitalized and 8,656 kids were treated in emergency rooms for the flu in 2017, resulting in $42 million in charges.
During the week ending February 9, 2019, 106 additional influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported. The total number of hospitalizations in Colorado since the beginning of the 2018-19 season is now 1,851.
Flu activity is widespread in Colorado, but it’s not too late to get your child protected this season! The Youth Clinic has flu shots still available.
Schedule Your Flu Shot Today: (970) 482 – 2515