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    Jefferson County Public Health Celebrates National Influenza Vaccination Week


    Jefferson County, CO – Its not too late! With flu activity increasing and family and friends planning gatherings for the holidays, now is a great time to get a flu vaccine if you have not gotten vaccinated yet. A flu vaccine can protect you and your loved ones. December 4-10, 2016 is this year’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (or NIVW). A goal of NIVW is to remind people that even though the holiday season has arrived, it’s not too late to get their flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. This season, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends only flu shots (not the nasal spray vaccine).

    You can join the effort to fight the flu by getting your flu vaccine and encouraging people to protect themselves and their family by doing the same. Jefferson County Public Health has flu vaccine available now at its regular immunization clinics and at its upcoming Shots for Tots and Teens clinic on December 3, 2016 in Arvada.

    Things you should know about Influenza Vaccines:

    • Even though the holiday season has begun, it is not too late to get a flu vaccine.
    • As long as flu viruses are spreading and causing illness, vaccination should continue throughout the flu season in order to protect as many people as possible against the flu.
    • Even if you haven’t yet been vaccinated and have already gotten sick with flu, you can still benefit from vaccination since the flu vaccine protects against three or four different flu viruses.
    • It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.
    • People of every age, including people in good health, are at risk of flu.

    Please call 303-239-7078 for flu vaccine availability or to make an appointment for any of our clinic services.



    Tony Aaron Fuller
    Public Health Communications
    303-239.7059
    tfuller@jeffco.us

    December 6, 2016

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    Last Updated: 12-6-2016