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6 months 1 week ago

Health Department encourages flu shots

PUEBLO - Flu season is just around the corner and healthcare professional say now is the time to get a flu shot. Doctors offices and pharmacies across Southern Colorado have the vaccines in stock. Healthcare workers with the Pueblo City County Health Department say it takes two weeks for...

2 years 3 months ago

Free flu shot clinics in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS - Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Walgreens and other community partners are working together to offer five free flu shot clinics this month for people with health insurance or those who do not have vaccine coverage. Cases of the flu are already being reported in El Paso County and...

3 years 1 month ago

Flu cases picking up for neighbor to the north

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Health is beginning to see reports of increasing flu cases in the state. That has prompted state health officials to encourage residents to take common-sense steps to avoid influenza or spreading it to others. Clay Van Houten is the health department's emerging...

4 years 1 month ago

Worrisome flu symptoms

When it comes to the flu, the first and best line of defense for people six months and older is being vaccinated. "The most important thing you need to be thinking about is making sure you have gotten immunized," says medical director of El Paso County Public Health Dr....

4 years 2 months ago

Flu season is here

The El Paso County Health Department says all indications show the spread of influenza is underway. Locally six people have been hospitalized, and more and more lab tests are coming back with positive results for the illness. Dr. Bernadette Albanese, the health department's medical director, says it's going to...

4 years 3 months ago

Two infants hospitalized with flu

Two infants have been hospitalized with influenza in El Paso County, according to the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment. "We expect to see an increase in flu activity throughout the holidays and encourage everyone to get vaccinated and be conscientious about practicing flu prevention behaviors. These...

4 years 4 months ago

Free flu shots offered

Penrose-St. Francis Mission Outreach, along with the Bethel School of Nursing at UCCS and West Side CARES, will host a free flu shot clinic for the uninsured and underinsured on Saturday. Flu shots will be available from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Westside Community Center,...

4 years 9 months ago

Swine flu activity in Colorado: 0 cases

After a year of struggling to contain then eradicate H1N1 swine flu in Colorado, health officials report that in mid-May, all influenza has finally been stamped out. The week ending May 22, the most recent week for which data is available, is the first time Colorado has reported no activity....

5 years 4 weeks ago

Free H1N1 clinics planned

The El Paso County Health Department will sponsor a free H1N1 flu vaccine clinic next month specifically for senior citizens, though anyone older than six months can get the vaccine. "It's important for seniors and for all members of our community to remember that H1N1 flu still is circulating...

5 years 4 weeks ago

Colorado kids get their flu shots

Colorado children are twice as likely to be vaccinated for seasonal flu than children across the country, with 60 percent of kids being immunized. For the H1N1 swine flu, the vaccination rate is 32 percent. That's according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Adults also lined...

5 years 2 months ago

Surgeon General visits USOC for vaccination push

The nation's top doctors are in Colorado Springs with a message for Olympic athletes and the community; Get vaccinated. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and CDC Director Anne Schuchat joined State Health Officer Ned Calonge at the US Olympic Training Center Tuesday to encourage vaccinations ahead of the Winter Olympic...

5 years 3 months ago

Employers play Dr. Mom to limit flu impact

Big businesses are spending serious time and money trying to limit the swine flu pandemic's impact on operations, from bankrolling video on good hygiene to training employees to cover for co-workers with critical jobs. Companies from health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. to beverage can maker Ball Corp. are arranging...

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