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Seasonal Flu Information

I feel sick. / Me siento mal.

Should I come in?

DeberÍa hacer una cita?

What's the latest on flu trends?

In a typical flu season, January and February are the heaviest months in terms of reported flu cases.

News of the seasonal flu, and more specific flu strains, still appears in the media. We've made this page to help you understand more about the flu, and to give you treatment options in case you or a family member gets sick.

Remember: if you're in good health, and have no underlying medical conditions, coming down with seasonal flu is usually something you can get through at home.

(And don't forget: the best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated every year!)

Notice of visitor restrictions

For visitors to UCH: flu restrictions begin Jan. 17

Due to increased flu cases reported in Colorado, anyone with flu symptoms or anyone under 12 years of age is prohibited from visiting the following areas:

  • All intensive care units
  • Transplant inpatient floor
  • Oncology inpatient floor

Those with flu symptoms are allowed in other patient areas only if they wear a mask.

[View/download the notice in English and Spanish]

Click on a link below to find out more.

Flu basics: key facts, the 2013-14 flu season, and other flu information (from CDC.gov)
Make an appointment at one of our primary care clinics
Tell me about vaccinations
Links to other informational sites

Your family & the flu

(downloadable PDF documents; note that treatment information for the H1N1 strain, as well as more recent strains like H3N2, is applicable to seasonal flu too)

 

In English En Español
Taking care of a sick person with H1N1 Cuidados de una persona enferma en el hogar
What pregnant women should know about H1N1 Lo que deben saber las mujeres embarazadas sobre el virus H1N1
H1N1 flu and feeding your baby
Patient information about the flu
Flu brochure for parents who have children

Vaccinations

  • Seasonal flu vaccinations are usually available in September. Schedule a vaccination appointment at one of our family medicine clinics.

Colorado Help Line

Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public – has a phone question tree and you can talk to a live person.

CO HELP 1-877-462-2911

Links to additional information

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) flu information

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/

http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/epr/Public/H1N1/HomeHealthcare/HomeHealthcare.html