Seasonal Flu Information
We recommend everyone from age 6 months on to get the flu shot every year. If your child is between 6 months and 18 years and has not gotten the flu shot yet give us a call at (970) 641-3244.
Gunnison County is hosting two flu vaccine clinics this year. There will be a clinic in both Crested Butte and Gunnison according to the following schedule.
Crested Butte: October 20th, 2021 at Crested Butte Community School - 4:30 PM until 7:00 PM - No appointment needed.
Gunnison: October 26th, 2021 at Fred Field Center - 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM - No appointment needed.
Planning on getting a flu shot?
Please pay attention to the details below:
- If you have your insurance, bring you card
- You can also bring a copy of you card to speed up the process
- Bring cash or check for $25.00 if no insurance or your insurance is out-of-network
- Those who can't pay will not be turned away
- Private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare all accepted
- All clinics are walk-in (no appointment needed)
- Masks/facial coverings required
The flu clinics will also have the opportunity to receive a booster of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. If you previously received a two-dose series of Pfizer at least six months ago, you should also consider the guidelines (click here for guidelines) for a booster.
Why is the flu shot important? When the majority of the population receives the flu shot, it creates a buffer between the virus and the most vulnerable populations like children and the elderly. Getting the flu shot my not stop you from contracting the virus, but you may not experience the more severe symptoms that require hospitalization or cause death.
$25.00 fee for Vaccinations
Health & Human Services will bill your insurance, so remember to bring your insurance cards. Medicaid, Medicare Part B, and most private insurances are accepted. If you do not have health insurance please bring payment of $25.00 for each uninsured person in your family. We will not deny anyone a Flu shot due to inability to pay. We accept cash or check.
For more information please call Health and Human Services at (970) 641-3244 or follow us on Facebook.