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Influenza (Flu) Vaccination

Learn More About the Flu

Flu Facts

Everyone six months and older needs the flu vaccine every year to stay healthy.

Everyone should get a flu shot now if they have not already done so this season. It is not too late to get vaccinated to protect yourself against the flu.

The most at-risk populations include:

  • Children younger than 5, but especially children 2 years old and younger
  • Adults 65 years of age and older
  • Pregnant women
  • American Indians and Alaskan Natives
  • People who have medical conditions including, asthma, heart disease, and weakened immune systems because of disease or medication

Learn the facts about flu

Read our flu fact sheet (available in English and Spanish) to learn how flu spreads, its symptoms, how to protect yourself from flu and more.  

Where can you get the vaccine?

Denver Health patient? Call (303) 436-4949 to book your flu vaccination appointment today! You can also receive the vaccine at:

What if I get the flu?

If you get the flu, you may feel very sick. It is best to stay home, rest, drink plenty of fluids and take over the counter medications as needed for symptoms such as fever.

In most healthy people, the flu goes away in 5 to 7 days, although you may feel more tired than normal for much longer. Healthy people with mild illness are encouraged to treat symptoms at home. Babies, older adults and people with immune system or lung problems - like difficulty breathing - should see a doctor right away.

The CDC has prepared these easy to understand handouts, in English and Spanish, for more information about taking care of yourself or a loved one with the flu, preventing the spread of flu and when to visit your medical provider.

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, WebMD, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, Denver Public Health.

Immunization Clinic Contact Information

Contact Us

Immunization Clinic
605 Bannock Street, 1st Floor
Denver, CO 80204-4507
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Walk-in Hours
Monday through Friday
8 am - 4:15 pm*

*Exception to the above schedule: The Immunization Clinic opens at 9 am on the 2nd Wednesday and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Clinic Phone Number
(303) 602-3520

(303) 602-3522

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