Flu Information and Surveillance  
          Coconino County, AZ

A total of two hundred sixty-nine (269) flu cases have been reported for the 2021-22 flu season among Coconino County residents

Flu Season

In the United States, flu season is typically in the fall and winter months. The official start of the 2021-20202 influenza season was October 3, 2021. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes lungs. 

Coconino County Public Health Services District Flu Report

Flu Symptoms

Flu can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu comes on suddenly. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • body aches
  • headache
  • chills
  • fatigue

Flu Symptoms

How To Avoid Getting the Flu

The first and most important step in preventing flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. There are many health habits that can help prevent illnesses like the flu: avoid close contact with someone who is sick, cover your mouth and nose, and wash your hands frequently.

Why Vaccinate?

One of the most effective ways to not get the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Every flu season is different as the flu virus is constantly changing. Immunizations have been shown to reduce flu-related illnesses and the risk of serious complications that can result in hospitalization or even death.

Who Should Get Vaccinated

What To Do When You Get the Flu

Most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care.

If you have symptoms of the flu and are in a high risk group, or are very sick or worried about your illness, contact your health care provider (doctor, physician assistant, etc).

High risk groups for serious flu-related complications include: young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions.

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Comparing Recent Flu Seasons in Coconino County

*2020-21 reported Influenza cases were 98% below the five season average. The low numbers are believed to have been caused by restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.