GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Officials say people have been catching the flu earlier than usual. That's why Mesa County Public Health is holding flu-clinics.
They will be hosting the walk-in clinics on Tuesday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct.12 .
Typically, they don't start seeing an uptick in flu until January, which could be an indication of a heavy flu season.
Officials say more people are staying indoors and more windows are closed, fresh air doesn't move through as much, and because of that germs can be passed faster.
Allison Sanchez, Public Health Clinic Manager) "It's really important to get the flu shot because it can be passed so easily. And there are people with immune compromised systems that aren't able to get the flu shots, so when you do that for yourself, you're proteb cting those around you, you're protecting the community. It's really spreading that protection like a blanket across everyone, so it's best if you take care of yourself, and think that you're taking care of those around you,” says Public Health Clinic Manager Allison Sanchez.
Doors will open at 8 a.m.