Dec 7, 2010 7:24 PM by Greg Boyce

State health department announces Facebook flu contest

The Colorado Adult Immunization Coalition and the Colorado Health Department will sponsor an online flu contest on Facebook to encourage people to get vaccinations.

Participants are asked to take their picture after receiving their flu vaccination and upload it on the "Enough Excuses" contest Facebook page.

Two winners will be randomly selected, with the top winner receiving two tickets to an upcoming Denver Nuggets game. Second prize is a $150 spa gift certificate. Winners will be announced Jan. 31.



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