Flu Season is Far from Over



January and February are the two months of the year when the flu season peaks, according to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.  Their statistics show that 748 Colorado residents have been hospitalized with the flu, and those numbers don’t reflect the persons who are recovering at home.  The Center for Disease Control reports that Colorado is one of 25 states listed as having widespread flu activity. 

Prowers County health officials held a series of flu inoculation clinics in 2013 with several more scheduled for January and February.  Tammi Clark, Director of the Prowers County Health Department, said walk in clinics at the Prowers County Annex will be held from 9am to noon on January 15 and from 9am to 5pm on January 23.  Clinics with an appointment have been scheduled for January 21, February 4 and February 20.  Residents should call 719-336-8721 to schedule their immunization shot. 

Clark added that although there have been several cases of flu reported in Prowers County, there have been no confirmed hospitalization cases at this point.  She said between August 1 and December 31 of 2013, the county health department gave out 1,428 doses of the flu vaccine.

By Russ Baldwin

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