Seasonal Flu Information
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!)
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.
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)
- 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