DENVER (CBS4)– Flu activity in Colorado remains widespread. The Colorado Department of Health and Environment said Influenza A is currently the predominant strain.
So far this flu season, more than 2,400 people have been hospitalized in Colorado with the flu.READ MORE: Arvada Police Search For Michael Kuhlow, Suspect In Deadly Stabbing
At least three children have died from influenza this season.READ MORE: Larimer Deputies Force Stolen Car To Crash, Arrest Driver For Attempted Murder
The Centers for Disease Control announced this year’s flu vaccine is providing a substantial protective benefit, especially for children. The organization also claims that the vaccines are reducing doctor visits related to flu by 45% overall and 55% in children.MORE NEWS: Thornton Neighbors Suspect Street Racing After Fiery Crash Kills 3 People
Health experts remind everyone that it’s not too late to get a flu shot.