The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu. It is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and lessen the chance that you will spread it to others. When more people are vaccinated less flu can spread through the community.
The standard flu vaccine is recommended for:
- Everyone 6 months of age and older
- Pregnant women
- Patients with asthma
- Anyone with a weakened immune system (i.e. if you are on long-term steroids)
- Patients with egg allergy* that also fit one of the above categories
*For new patients that are egg allergic, and would like to receive the flu vaccine, please request an appointment. For established patients who are egg allergic, please call the clinic where you are generally seen.
Please view the schedule below for each clinic’s specific immunization hours.
What should I do if I have flu-like symptoms?
If you have asthma or another chronic respiratory condition and you have fever (greater than 101° F), with flu-like symptoms (e.g. cough, sore throat, muscle aches, nausea), please schedule a visit with us. If you have a fever and flu-like symptoms but no underlying chronic respiratory problems, please contact your primary care physician for medical advice.
The antivirals, Tamiflu and Relenza, are only prescribed if you are seen for a visit or if it is specifically discussed with one of our medical providers. These medications are generally started within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms.
Our flu clinics do not administer:
- FluMist, the nasal flu vaccine, as it is not recommended for some of our patients.
- The High Dose vaccine specifically for persons of age 65 and older; they may, however, receive a regular flu vaccine at any of our clinics.
- FluBlok, the vaccine that is considered egg-free but is not licensed for use in persons less than 18 years of age.
While there is no appointment necessary to receive your flu shot if you are an established patient, please note that all of our locations give vaccinations at differing hours. Ensure that you are able to receive your flu shot by checking the Flu Schedule below.
Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have.
FLU SCHEDULE FOR EACH CLINIC
|Brighton||Wednesday & Friday||9:00-11:00 AM & 1:30-3:00 PM|
|Broomfield||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday||9:00-11:00 AM & 1:30-3:00 PM|
|Castle Rock||Monday & Thursday||9:00-11:00 AM & 1:30-3:30 PM|
|Centennial||Monday – Friday
|8:00-11:00 AM & 1:00-3:00 PM (M-F)
8:30-9:30 AM (S)
|Denver||Monday – Friday||8:00-10:00 AM & 1:00-3:00 PM|
|Denver Highlands||Tuesday & Thursday||9:00-11:30 AM & 1:30-3:30 PM|
|Fort Collins||Monday – Friday||8:00-11:00 AM & 1:30-4:00 PM|
|Greeley||Thursday||8:00-11:00 AM & 1:30-4:00 PM|
|Greenwood Village||Tuesday – Friday||8:00-11:00 AM & 1:30-3:00 PM|
|Highlands Ranch||Monday – Friday||9:00-11:00 AM & 1:30-3:00 PM|
|Lakewood||Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday||8:30-11:00 AM & 1:30-3:00 PM|
|Littleton||Monday – Thursday||9:00-11:00 AM & 1:30-3:00 PM|