Contact Tracing Update

El Paso County Public Health is currently experiencing a high volume of cases and may not be able to complete contact tracing for all positive COVID-19 cases.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be contacted for a phone interview or receive a text message to complete an online survey. Individuals who are infectious with COVID-19 are required to isolate. El Paso County Public Health recommends that they reach out to their close contacts.

                                                                                                 You can find more information about next steps here.

Influenza (Flu) Prevention

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, call the contact Pikes Peak United Way's Referral Hotline at 2-1-1 or visit the online HealthMap Vaccine Finder. 

Tips to help stop the spread of germs at home, work, and school:

  • 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.

Resources

Influenza FAQ

Similarities and Differences Between Flu and COVID-19

CDC Flu Information

Why get a flu vaccine?

Flu Vaccination: Who Should Do It, Who Should Not

El Paso County Flu Data

2020-2021 Flu Season Statistics

2019-2020 Flu Season Statistics

2018-2019 Flu Season Statistics

2017-2018 Flu Season Statistics

2016-2017 Flu Season Statistics

2015-2016 Flu Season Statistics

2014-2015 Flu Season Statistics