Flu season is here. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), now is the time to get protected. The agency says for the first time in almost a decade, flu season is ramping up early. Fulton County Health Services encourages all residents to protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated. Vaccines are available at six health centers from 8:00am – 4:00pm through the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness.
Residents can get the flu vaccine or the nasal mist (age 2 to 49 years) for $25. Visa and Master Card (credit and debit), Medicaid, Cigna, United Health care and cash are accepted forms of payment.
“This year’s vaccine provides protection against the seasonal flu,” says Patrice A. Harris, MD, Director of Fulton Health Services. “We strongly advocate the flu shot for all residents, especially those who fall into the priority high-risk category.” The high-risk groups include:
• Children ages 6 months and older
• Adults ages 50 and older
• Persons over 6 months old with certain chronic medical conditions
• Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities
• Healthcare workers involved in direct patient care
• Caregivers, including daycare workers and household contacts of children under age 5
• Women who will be pregnant during the influenza season
Vaccination sites and telephone numbers are:
• Adamsville Regional Health Center – 3700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., SW, Atlanta, 404-613-4215
• College Park Regional Health Center -1920 John E. Wesley Ave., College Park, 404-765-4155
• Lakewood Health Center – 1853 Jonesboro Rd., SE, Atlanta, 404-624-0626
• Neighborhood Union Health Center – 186 Sunset Ave., Atlanta, 404-612-4665
• Center for Health and Rehabilitation – 265 Boulevard., NE, Atlanta, 404-612-5835
• North Fulton Regional Health Center – 3155 Royal Drive, Alpharetta, 404-332-1834

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