Rangely flu season getting off to a slow start in ’15-’16

RANGELY I After a particularly harsh flu season last winter, many Rangely residents will be happy to hear that the start of this year’s flu season has been slow. Kelly Christian, the Infectious Disease Coordinator and a nurse at Rangely District Hospital, is hopeful that the small handful of confirmed flu cases thus far is […]

Flu, cold cases normal: shots recommended

RBC I Doctors in Rangely and Meeker have had inquiries regarding cases of the flu versus colds and strep this season, and Margie Joy, the community relations director for Pioneers Medical Center and executive director of the Pioneers Medical Foundation, reported Monday that the situation is normal.

It’s not too early to get flu vaccine

RBC I During the 2013-14 flu season, there were 1,759 hospitalizations in Colorado caused by the flu, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment advises people to get a vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves from seasonal influenza. The vaccine now is available at most physician’s offices and pharmacies as flu […]

Flu cases in county; get your flu shots

RBC I There are confirmed flu cases in Rio Blanco County, the top county health official and the county’s two hospitals report, but the numbers are not high.

Health department has new employees, sets sight to defeat flu

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Department of Public Health and Environment (RBCDPHE) has a new employee in Alexsis Silva.