If you have ever been on the fence about getting a flu shot, 2020 is the year to do it! Due to COVID-19, this could be a particularly bad year to get the flu. Getting the flu and COVID-19 together could expose you to extra health problems, and hospitals could be strained by COVID-19 patients. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect against the flu, and may help to keep hospital resources available to those in need. Remember to continue the 3Ws through flu season: Wash your hands, Watch your distance, and Wear your mask/face covering.
Find a Provider
If you are insured, contact your primary care physician about getting a flu vaccine. You can also get vaccinated at many pharmacies and drug stores (like CVS or Walgreens) at little to no cost. Flu vaccine providers can also be found at FluVaxColorado.org.
Flu Shots at Broomfield Public Health
Broomfield Public Health is offering flu shots to individuals and families who need them. Make an appointment by calling the main Public Health office at 720.887.2220.
- Make an appointment by calling the main Public Health office at 720.887.2220.
- A current immunization record is needed at appointments.
Travel Clinic has CLOSED
Effective November 22, 2019 Broomfield Public Health and Environment is no longer offering our International Travel Clinic services. You can read more about the closure in this letter to our stakeholders. Please note that the regular Immunization Clinic is still available for the public and will continue operating at full capacity.
- The payment methods include: Medicaid, cash, credit cards and checks.
- The clinic does not accept private insurance or Medicare, and payment is due at time of service.
- If insurance will not cover your vaccinations, please call the Public Health Office at 720.887.2220 to discuss costs and eligibility.
- Vaccine Prices
- Required and recommended vaccines -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Vaccines required to enter child care -Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Department of Public Health and EnvironmentNews Release: Traveling? Check measles vaccination or immunity status
5 Facts about Measles
- The national outbreak of measles is ongoing. From January 1 to May 10, 2019, 839 cases of measles have been confirmed in 23 states. Colorado has not yet been directly impacted by this outbreak as only one case has occurred here since January.
- Most measles cases this year have occurred in unvaccinated persons and are linked to travelers who brought measles back from other countries such as Israel, Ukraine, and the Philippines.
- Teens and adults should be up-to-date on MMR vaccination. In general, everybody age 18 and older born before 1957 (who has not had measles) needs at least one dose of the vaccine.
- The best way to protect against measles is to get the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) shot.
- Your child needs two doses of MMR vaccine for the best protection. Generally, the first shot is at 12-15 months of age, and the second shot is between 4-6 years of age. For infants traveling aboard, it is recommended to get the MMR early at 6-11 months of age.
What can you do?
- Review the CDC has answers to frequently asked questions about measles and the vaccine used to prevent it.
- Check your immunization records and make sure you’re up-to-date on your vaccines (see above tab for immunization schedules)
- Protect your child with the two doses of MMR vaccine and get vaccinated against measles before traveling internationally.
- Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is available at doctor’s offices and many retail pharmacies. Check vaccinefinder.org to find a retail location.
- If you need help paying for vaccinations, call our office at 720.887.2220 to make an appointment.