Vail Valley hotel workers will get flu shots |

Vail Valley hotel workers will get flu shots

Daily Staff Report
Vail Valley, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado ” Two local doctors have volunteered to visit Vail Valley, Colorado hotels to give flu shots to staff members.

Dr. Charlie Tuft, an emergency physician at Vail Valley Medical Center, and Dr. Lauri Medina, have already given shots to staff members at the Antlers in Vail. Today, they will visit the Park Hyatt and the Westin to give flu shots to anyone who is interested.

Tuft and Medina also plan to visit the Tivoli in Vail, Tuft said.

“We want to make sure they (hotel workers) get their flu shots,” he said. “We know they are some of the most exposed people because guests come from all over to stay in the hotels, and they bring flu from all over the world.

“We want to make sure they (the hotel workers) are as well as they can be,” Tuft said.

Tuft gets the shots at cost from Vail Valley Medical Center and many hotels are covering the costs, he said.

Tufts and Medina work with Alpine Mobile Physicians, whose doctors make house calls throughout the Vail Valley.

By the end of the program, Tuft said about 250 shots will have been given.

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