MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) Flu season is right around the corner and according to the Centers for Disease Control, last year more than 12,000 Americans were hospitalized by the illness.
On Monday, the Mesa County Health Department held a flu and DTAP/TDAP vaccination clinic.
But not to worry, officials say if you missed Monday's clinic, there are plenty of other ways to get your flu shot.
"Just about at any pharmacy, they're giving flu shots at your doctor's office," says Health Department spokesperson, Veronica Daehn Harvey. "They're really easy to find and really worthwhile to get one."
The CDC recommends a seasonal flu vaccine for all individuals ages six months or older; especially those at highest risk, like young children and the elderly.
It takes about two weeks after receiving the vaccination for it to help your body develop an immunity.