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COVID-19: Get the latest information on testing, vaccines, visitor guidelines, your care options and more.
Flu Season Awareness

What You Need to Know this Flu Season

This year has certainly marked unprecedented times in the healthcare community, which is why Aspen Valley Hospital is encouraging all community members to keep themselves safe as cold and flu season approaches amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Learn More About Our COVID-19 Protocols

Here are key steps you and your family can take to help prevent the spread of disease:

Get a flu shot

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.

Learn more about the difference between the flu and the coronavirus

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.

Wash your hands

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.

Limit travel and large group gatherings

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

Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, and wear a mask

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. 

If you feel sick, stay home

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.

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