Influenza (flu)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone receive a flu vaccination 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 will be more protected. The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment offers flu vaccine to all individuals six months and older, but we ask that you check with your primary care physician or local pharmacy first as there are some individuals in the community that cannot receive the vaccine anywhere else.

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

Handwashing video for youth

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • 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.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.