So far this season, there have been 895 hospitalizations for RSV. Of those, 836 have been children.
Colorado is having another good flu season so far. But that could change.
Last year, Colorado’s flu season was virtually nonexistent. Only 34 people were hospitalized for the flu during the entire 8-month season in 2020 and 2021. There were zero reported flu deaths among kids. This year, the flu season is, well, existent. There have been at least 36 flu hospitalizations so far, a number that started […]
You need a flu shot this year. Here’s a guide to help you find one in Colorado.
If there’s one thing health leaders across Colorado want you to do right now it’s to go get a flu shot. “It’s time to check off the flu shot on your to-do list,” Dr. Eric France, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s chief medical officer, said last week. During a relatively typical flu […]
Colorado is still seeing a sharp drop in the number of kids being vaccinated amid coronavirus
The number of childhood and adolescent vaccines administered in Colorado dropped 19% during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic compared with the same period last year, confirming fears of alarmed pediatrics experts who believe the state is now vulnerable to devastating outbreaks of once-controlled diseases like measles. The gap puts added pressure on […]
The startlingly high cost of the “free” flu shot
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News In the Byzantine world of health care pricing, most people wouldn’t expect that the ubiquitous flu shot could be a prime example of how the system’s lack of transparency can lead to disparate costs. The Affordable Care Act requires health insurers to cover all federally recommended vaccines at no […]