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Perhaps one of the easiest and most important things you can do this fall is ensure that you and every member of your family gets their flu shot. Not sure where? Vaccinefinder.org helps you locate the nearest flu shot location, or visit your primary care provider or local clinic. Additionally, the Pitkin County COVID-19 Response and Recovery program provides flu shot distribution location information for Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield counties. According to the Centers for Disease Control, everyone six months and older should have gotten their flu vaccine by the end of October.
While the flu and coronavirus can present in similar ways, there are some key differences and specific symptoms that can help you determine if you’re suffering from one or the other. The Centers for Disease Control offers more information on discerning which one is which, however, if you suspect you have coronavirus, it’s important to get tested immediately to prevent the spread of the virus.
This simple act is one of the most powerful tools we have in our fight against both the flu and coronavirus. Not sure if you’re doing this properly? The CDC provides easy guidelines on how to effectively reduce the transmission of germs by washing your hands frequently.
With the holidays upon us, it’s important to limit out-of-county travel and group gatherings this year. If you do need to travel, it’s best to get your flu vaccine at least two weeks prior. While on the move, or before you leave, learn more about flu activity in your destination.
Make sure to cough or sneeze into your elbow. If you cough or sneeze into your hands, wash them as soon as possible. Wear a mask when you’re out and about, at school, at work or in any social gathering.
Help protect others in your community by reducing the spread of the flu, especially while front-line workers and health professionals work to mitigate the taxing effects of COVID-19.