December 11, 2023

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UCHealth urges vaccines for respiratory illness season

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DENVER (KDVR) — You’ve probably seen the effects of the 2023-24 respiratory illness season if you haven’t felt them yourself.

Coworkers and classmates are out sick, sniffles can be heard from the backseat or someone is coughing in your meeting.

“We are officially in respiratory virus season. That includes everything you can think of from the common cold to more severe illnesses,” said Dr. Michelle Barron, senior medical director of infection prevention and control for UCHealth.

Flu, COVID, RSV vaccines available

She and other health professionals urge Coloradans to vaccinate themselves with flu and COVID-19 vaccines. RSV vaccines are also available, having been newly approved in May. These vaccines take about two weeks to become fully effective, and…

Heather Willard

2023-11-14 19:11:33

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