Flu season begins in Colorado

DENVER - Flu season is starting in Colorado.

While the Colorado Department of Health is not reporting any hospitalizations yet, one doctor in Cherry Creek is reporting two confirmed cases.

The flu season doesn't typically peak until January or February in Colorado, but experts say now is the time to get your flu shot. It can take two weeks for the shot to become effective.

"Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. in January or February," according to the Centers for Disease Control. "However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May."

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older.

Flu shots are available at many doctor's offices and pharmacies.

Learn more: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/flushot.htm