Influenza (Flu) Vaccine
The flu, also known as influenza, is caused by germs that pass easily from one person to another. Unlike the common cold, the flu can be severe and even life-threatening. Each year, more than 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized from medical problems that develop because they have the flu. The Influenza Vaccine is the single most essential step people can take to protect themselves and others against infection.
Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates across Colorado
The Alliance for HPV Free Colorado (formerly the Denver Metro Alliance for HPV Prevention) is a regional collaborative led by Denver Public Health to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates among 11-17 year olds across 15 counties in the Denver metropolitan area. Members include Boulder County Public Health, Broomfield Public Health and Environment, Denver Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health, Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, Northeast Colorado Health Department, Tri-County Health Department, Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment. Other official partners include the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition, and the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science. The project is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Amendment 35 grant program to address cancer, childhood obesity, and tobacco use and exposure in and around Colorado. For more information, visit HPVFreeCO.org.
Denver Public Health also offers facts about HPV and maintains a health indicator tracking HPV vaccine coverage rates for Denver.