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

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.