The 2019-2020 influenza season officially began on September 29th and is anticipated to run through May 16, 2020. For the week ending October 19, 2019, the Colorado Flu Report showed three additional influenza-associated hospitalizations had been reported. The total number of hospitalizations since the beginning of the 2019-20 season is now 17. Influenza-like illness reported by outpatient clinics was 3.6%, below the baseline of 5.05%. There have been no outbreaks associated with influenza nor influenza-associated pediatric deaths reported.

Fall is time for flu shots. Flu Season.

Grand County Public Health Administration and Program Manager, Abbie Baker, told the Winter Park Times, “So far this flu season, there have been confirmed cases in Grand County. Flu activity in Colorado has been sporadic. The Grand County Public Health office is able to provide a quadrivalent flu vaccine for uninsured and underinsured clients.” Baker added, “We are able to see Medicaid and Medicare clients and have private pay doses available, and, we also have some High Dose vaccine available for those over 65.”

To stay healthy this winter and avoid the flu:

  • Practice good hand hygiene
  • Get your flu shot
  • Use proper cough/sneeze etiquette
  • If sick, stay home from work or school
  • See your Primary Care Provider for evaluation

To view the current Colorado Flu Report and past information, for comparison, visit: