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The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) is offering free seasonal flu shots (while supplies last) at the CCPHSD Clinic in Flagstaff.  To schedule an appointment, call the Clinic at 928-679-7222 or toll-free at 1-877-679-7272.

Influenza (flu) activity continues to increase in Coconino County. Health Officials recommend that individuals who have not received a flu vaccination get one now. Getting a flu shot can reduce the risk of getting the illness and lessen the severity of the symptoms and complications associated with the flu.

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced today that influenza activity is now widespread in Arizona. 
 
Pinal County has also identified this recent trend upward in flu activity.  As of December 20th, the Pinal County Public Health Department has confirmed 244 cases of influenza compared to 14 at this time last year. Pinal County also identified its first influenza related death of the season this week, an elderly resident of the county that passed away after being admitted to a local hospital.
 

Flu is widespread in Arizona with 2,629 more cases reported than this time last year, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced today. As of Dec. 20, there have been 2,976 cases of flu reported compared to 347 for the same time period in 2016, which is a 758 percent increase in flu activity.

This is the highest number of seasonal cases this early since influenza tests became reportable. During the past two seasons, Arizona did not reach widespread activity until February.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting increased flu activity in many areas of the United States. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, influenza activity is elevated in Arizona with nearly 1,800 cases reported across the state this season.
As a result, Coconino County health officials are urging those who have not yet received a flu shot to get vaccinated.
 

Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) officials confirmed the first case of influenza within the County for the 2014-2015 flu season.

The case involving a Flagstaff resident, who is recovering, marks the beginning of flu season in the County. There have been 131 confirmed cases of flu reported in Arizona this flu season.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone over 6 months old be vaccinated and those who are at a higher risk of illness, including:

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