Eagle County Public Health offers flu vaccines by injection and nasal spray. It is recommended that everyone six months of age and older be vaccinated against the flu. This vaccine is made in the same way as past flu vaccines and is continuously monitored for safety and efficacy. The cost for a flu vaccine is $14 for children and $20 for adults. Please see below for clinic times.
100 W Beaver Creek Blvd, Suite 107
Walk-in: Wednesdays, 8:15 a.m. - 11a.m. (month of October only)
By Appointment: Call 970-328-9813
By Appointment: Call 970-328-8840
0020 Eagle County Drive, Suite E
By Appointment: Call 970-328-9586
Frequently asked questions:
Can I get a nasal spray instead of the shot? What is the difference?
Nasal spray flu vaccine is available at Eagle County Public Health for healthy persons 2 through 49 years of age who are not pregnant. The nasal spray is a live, weakened virus. This does not cause the flu.
Flu shots (injections) are available for all persons 6 months of age and older and are made with inactivated (“killed”) virus.
Does Eagle County Public Health offer preservative free vaccine?
The flu vaccine is safe and effective whether preservative free or not, and the amount of preservative in the regular flu shot vaccine is minimal. The nasal spray for children and adults does not contain preservatives, and preservative free flu shots are available in limited amounts for children only. Adults who would like a preservative free flu shot should contact their health care provider.
What influenza viruses does the vaccine protect against?
The flu vaccine protects against three influenza viruses that experts predict will be the most common this flu season. This year's vaccine includes an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus and an influenza B virus. The H1N1 virus is the same as in the 2011-2012 flu vaccine, but the influenza H3N2 and B viruses are different from those in the 2011-2012 influenza vaccine.
Where can I find out more information about influenza?
For more information, go to www.cdc.gov/flu