Influenza (flu)

The best way to protect against the flu is to get a flu shot each year. For flu vaccine, contact your doctor, pharmacy or grocery store. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone getting a flu vaccine each year as soon as it is available. Anyone six months and older is encouraged to receive the vaccine, including pregnant women. If all healthy individuals receive a flu shot, those unable to receive a flu shot will be more protected.

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.

Additional Flu Information visit


Flu Season Information: 

2016 - 2017 Flu Season

• Flu Q&A 

• Preventing the flu 

• Good health habits to stop germs 

• People at high risk

• Parents with young children 

• Travelers 

• Myths about the flu vaccine

• Treatment - If you get the flu 

• Caring for a sick person

• The 2015-2016 flu season 

For Schools and Childcare Providers: 

• General information

• Clean and disinfect

• Handwashing 

Handwashing video for youth


Pueblo City-County Health Department
101 W. 9th Street
81003 Pueblo , CO
United States
Phone: 719-583-4300
Fax: 719-583-4524
38° 16' 31.8792" N, 104° 36' 27.666" W
Colorado US