Influenza (Flu) Prevention

Explore local flu data and trends and learn more about how to protect yourself and your loved ones during flu season.

Local Influenza Data, 2021-2022 Flu Season

The flu hospitalization reported on November 1, 2021 was identified as an out of state resident upon further investigation. To ensure that our data reflects local flu data, this case has been removed from the flu dashboard.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to limit the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter. The CDC recommends receiving a flu vaccination in September or October to provide the greatest protection throughout the flu season. However, the flu shot can benefit those ​who receive their shot later in the season as well. Flu vaccines reduce the risk of contracting flu and spreading it to others. If a vaccinated person does become sick with flu, the flu shot ​may reduce the severity and duration of the illness.

El Paso County Public Health’s Immunization Clinic has flu vaccine available. Prices vary depending on health care coverage. Appointments are encouraged; to make an appointment or to inquire about prices, call (719) 578-3199.

To locate flu vaccine near you, contact Pikes Peak United Way's Referral Hotline at 2-1-1.

Flu prevention tips:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or a sleeve.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water to help protect yourself from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.

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