Protect yourself and the community from the flu — get vaccinated


Special to The SUN

Coloradans wanting to protect themselves from seasonal influenza should get vaccinated now.

“We recommend getting vaccinated as soon as possible since flu season is so unpredictable. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop and provide protection against the flu virus,” said Lynn Trefren, immunization branch chief at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Annual seasonal influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. People at high risk of serious complications from seasonal influenza include those 65 years and older, children younger than 5 years, pregnant women and people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions.

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