Immunization Clinic Resources and Education
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.
Pertussis in Denver
The number of people diagnosed with pertussis (whooping cough) is up again in Denver and Colorado. In 2013, 159 people in Denver were diagnosed with Pertussis - more than three times as many as an average year! In 2012, there were 219 cases. This is a critical public health concern. Adults should get a booster shot against Pertussis. If you are not sure if you've had it, contact your doctor or visit the Denver Public Health Immunization Clinic to receive your vaccine today! Curious to learn more? Check out the current statistics on pertussis in Denver tracked by Denver Public Health.
Ensuring Tdap in Every Pregnancy Webinar for Providers
This webinar, hosted by Dr. Judith Shlay and Dr. Sara Mazzoni, educates providers on the importance of administering Tdap to all pregnant women during 27-36 weeks gestation. View the recording of the webinar and contact Alejandra Santisteban before you begin to be eligible for a COPIC point and receive the pre and post-tests.
Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates across Colorado
The Alliance for HPV Free Colorado is a regional collaborative led by Denver Public Health to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates across five counties in the Denver metropolitan area. Members include Denver Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health, Tri-County Health Department, 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.