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January 15, 2013
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Flu shots available in Aspen

ASPEN --Local doctors and health clinics have seen a spike in the number of people sick with either colds or full-blown cases of influenza in recent weeks, according to a statement from Pitkin County. The increase in cases began around the Christmas/New Year holidays as tourists arrived and families gathered indoors, the statement said.

Doctors still recommend getting a flu shot. And, experts are saying the vaccines available this year are a good match for the viruses currently circulating.

Flu shots are available by appointment at Community Health Services in Aspen, although the department says those have been booked up rapidly. A walk-in shot clinic has been scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the clinic across from Aspen Valley Hospital. Shots are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Contact Community Health Services at 970-920-5420.

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