Eagle County's Department of Public Health is offering vaccinations for seasonal flu in October and November at all three of its locations.
Cost of the seasonal flu vaccine is $20 for those 19 and older, and $14 for those 18 and younger. No child will be turned away based on inability to pay.
The Eagle County Public Health locations are:
• Avon, 100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., Suite 107
Walk-in: Every Wednesday in October from 8:15 to 11 a.m.
To schedule an appointment, call 970-949-7026.
• Eagle, 551 Broadway
By appointment only, call 970-328-8840
• El Jebel, 0020 Eagle County Drive, Suite E
By appointment only, call 970-704-2760
All community members are encouraged to get vaccinated against the flu. According to Public Health officials, the vaccination is important not only to protect the individual, but also those around them.
"Even if you're healthy and 'never get sick,' consider the health of your loved ones before deciding to forego vaccination," said Rebecca Larson, epidemiologist for Eagle County. "No one wants to bring the flu home to their family."-
The vaccine is also available through local medical providers and pharmacies. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control indicate that everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated for seasonal flu every year.
This season, community members should also consider vaccinating against pertussis (whooping cough) as well. Visit www.eaglecounty.us/flu or call 970-328-8840 for more information.