# Tri county health
DougCo officials share information about new health department
(Douglas County, Colo.) The Tri-County Health Department dissolved in Douglas County on Dec. 31 and now DougCo officials will share plans for the new health department. In September 2021, DougCo left Tri-County over COVID-related public health orders and measures and opted to create its own with fewer restrictions involving masks and other mitigation measures.
DougCo residents encouraged to get flu shots before Oct.31
(Douglas County, Colo.) DougCo officials and the Center for Disease Control urge residents to get flu vaccines before the holiday season. The CDC recommends people get their annual flu shots in September and October. Experts urge people to get shots by Oct. 31 since it takes two weeks for antibodies to develop following vaccination.