The CSU Health Network is currently out of flu vaccine. Due to high demand, we recommend you call before attempting to receive the vaccine from us or any other location.
Check back often for more information about when more vaccine may be available. Visit the Larimer County Health Services page for further details about the flu and available vaccinations.
Here are things you can do to stay healthy and prevent the spread of colds and flu:
Stay home if you have flu or flu-like illness for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius) or signs of a fever (have chills, feel very warm, have a flushed appearance or are sweating). This should be determined without the use of fever-reducing medications (any medicine that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen). Don't go to class or work; socially distance yourself from others. Ask a roommate or friend to check up on you and to bring you food and supplies, if needed.
Special populations should check in with their health care provider. Serious illness from the flu is more likely in certain groups of people including people 65 and older, children under five, pregnant women and people with certain chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems.
Wear a facemask - if available and tolerable - when sharing common spaces with other household members to help prevent spreading the virus to others. This is especially important if other household members are at high risk for complications from the flu.
Practice respiratory etiquette. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.
Be watchful for emergency warning signs (see below) that might indicate you need to seek medical attention for the seasonal flu.
If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek emergency medical care.
In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:
Resources Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - http://www.cdc.gov/flu/