Colorado doctors predict earlier flu season, recommend getting vaccine as soon as possible

September 5, 2023

Colorado doctors are predicting an earlier flu season, and are urging everyone to get the flu shot as early as possible.

11 News spoke with UCHealth, which uses predictions for the upcoming flu season based on trends in the Southern Hemisphere. According to health officials, in Australia, the combination of COVID-19, RSV and the flu reached higher-than-average levels.

“The reason we pick Australia is because the data is available and they’re opposite us in terms of seasons. … The seasonality of these viruses is not unique to the United States,” said Senior Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control Dr. Michelle Barron.

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