Vaccine FAQs2022-10-19T20:25:26+00:00

Covid-19 & Flu Vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The Telluride Regional Medical Center, along with San Miguel County Public Health, provides first, second, third and booster dose vaccines for those who are eligible. Vaccines are free and available for anyone 5 years of age or over.

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COVID-19 AND FLU VACCINE FAQs

Q: Why do I need a flu shot?2022-09-20T19:14:24+00:00

A: Flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu related doctor visits each year. It can also lessen the severity of illness if you get sick. The CDC estimates that more than 20,000 people die from flu related illness each year. Many of those deaths could be prevented with an annual flu shot.

Q: Who is at risk for the flu?2022-09-20T19:15:29+00:00

A: Anyone can get the flu, but the risk is higher for children, people over 65 and people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma or cancer.

Q: When is the best time to get a flu shot?2022-09-20T19:16:55+00:00

A: Flu season starts in the fall and runs through the winter, so September-October is a great time to get a flu shot.

Q: Who should get vaccinated?2022-09-20T19:18:05+00:00

A: The CDC recommends a flu vaccine for everyone older than 6 months. People over 65 can get a high dose vaccine since they are at higher risk. 

Q: Is the flu vaccine free?2022-09-20T19:19:08+00:00

A: Most insurance covers flu vaccines. It is free for children without insurance, and TRMC offers a low cost vaccine for anyone who pays out of pocket.

Q: Are flu shots safe?2022-09-20T19:19:58+00:00

A: Millions of people safely get a flu shot every year. The vaccine can’t give you the flu, but it can protect you from severe illness if you are exposed to the flu virus. 

Q: Do I also need the new COVID booster?2022-09-20T19:21:05+00:00

A: The CDC recommends that everyone stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. Children age 6 months to 4 years should get the initial series of doses.  Children age 5 to 11 should get the first series plus a booster dose.  Anyone 12 years old or older should get the new updated bivalent booster. The updated boosters target the most recent Omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5, that are more contagious and more resistant than earlier strains of Omicron.

Q: Can I get a flu shot and the new COVID booster at the same time?2022-09-20T19:22:12+00:00

A: Yes. Health officials say it’s safe to get both vaccinations at the same time. It’s also more convenient to get them both in one appointment. 

Q: What if I’ve already had COVID?2022-09-20T19:23:16+00:00

A: Even if you’ve already had COVID-19, getting vaccinated will provide added protection if we see another surge in positive cases.

Q: Does TRMC have vaccines available?2022-09-20T19:24:15+00:00

A: Yes! We have flu and COVID vaccines and boosters available right here at the medical center. Protect yourself and your family this fall and winter. Ask your primary care provider or call us to schedule an appointment.  

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