COVID-19 and flu cases expected to rise, Colorado health officials urge vaccinations now

November 1, 2023

Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic was declared over by the federal government, but immunizations right alongside flu shots are now being presented as the best way to protect you and your family as we creep closer to winter. 

State epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy said while the flu follows a known pattern, (and COVID seems to be following the same one) there is not enough data to say when the next COVID outbreak would hit.

“There is a more typical respiratory virus season when we think about influenza and RSV, we think typically the season being October through May with really the greatest likelihood of transmission probably occurring sometime November through February,” Herlihy said. “But we know that they’re all unpredictable, and when it comes to COVID-19, we’re still really learning more about the patterns of transmission and the seasonality of that virus.”

Read more at CBS Colorado.

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