The number of flu cases has almost doubled in one southern Colorado county, and health officials say it may be because fewer people are being vaccinated.
That's according to health officials in El Paso County. In addition, they say 81 people have been hospitalized because of the flu. That is compared to 41 cases last year.
In Pueblo County 30 people have been hospitalized since November.
Health officials told KKTV 11 News that the H1N1 virus is likely to blame. It is more severe than normal this year.
Health officials also say that even if a vaccinated person still gets the flu, it is likely to be much less severe than if they were not vaccinated.
In spite of repeated warnings by heath officials, everyone KKTV 11 News interviewed Friday had not received the flu shot.
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