Influenza "Flu" Season
The best way to prevent seasonal influenza or the "flu" is to get a flu vaccination each fall.
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. In an effort to better protect the public, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending all children 6 months of age and older receive an annual influenza vaccine.
JCPH provides flu shots by appointment only at our Arvada and Lakewood locations during our regularly scheduled immunization clinics. Please call 303-232-6301 for an appointment or more information (facility locations).
- JCPH provides flu shots for children 6 months and older and
adults thru age 64.
- JCPH cannot bill Medicare.
The fee for JCPH flu shots is $18.00 for adults and $16.00 for children.
Visiting Nurse Association accepts Medicare.
Please call 303-698-6378 or visit www.vnacolorado.org
In addition the The Colorado Influenza and Pneumococcal Alert Coalition's (CIPAC) Web site provides an online flu-shot clinic locator.
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Need More Information?
- Online flu-shot clinic locator.
- For more information on influenza (human, avian or pandemic) call the Colorado Help Line for the Public: COHELP 1-877-462-2911 or visits www.cdc.gov/flu
- To speak with a nurse regarding immunizations or flu vaccine, please call 303-232-6301.
Effective January 1, 2013 Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) can no longer provide state supplied vaccines to persons enrolled in private insurance plans that cover immunizations. We can provide private purchased vaccines to these individuals with an upfront payment.
There are, however, a few exceptions. JCPH can provide immunizations and directly bill your insurance carrier with no upfront payment to you if the following applies:
- You have Medicaid
- You have CHP+
- You have Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
JCPH will continue to provide state supplied immunizations to persons who are uninsured or have insurance that does not cover immunizations for a low administration fee.
If you have private insurance, please contact your insurance provider to find out where you can go to get the immunizations you or your child need.
As always, JCPH is here to protect the health of you and your family. Please call us if you have any questions. 303-232-6301
Last Modified: Jan 9, 2013 03:05 PM