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Fulton County Health Services offers six locations for residents to get vaccinated against the flu
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Fulton County Health Services offers six locations for residents to get vaccinated against the flu

FULTON COUNTY -- Fulton County has six locations where residents can receive the flu vaccination. Citizens can visit one of these six health centers for the flu vaccine:

 

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

Vaccines are available from 9:00am – 4:00pm through the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness.

 

Residents can get the flu shot or the nasal mist (age 2 to 49 years) for $25.  Visa and Master Card (credit and debit), Medicaid, Cigna, United Healthcare and cash are accepted forms of payment.

Fulton Officials are warning citizens that people who do not get a flu vaccine are taking two significant risks – one, they are placing themselves at risk for influenza, including a potentially long and serious illness; and two, placing others, especially children ages 6 months and older, adults ages 50 and older and persons with chronic medical conditions at risk to develop serious complications.

Fulton County Health Services encourages every healthy individual over the age of 6 months to get the flu vaccine.

Getting the flu vaccine is a good preventative practice.  The protection received from vaccination will last throughout the flu season.  Individuals who fall within the priority high-risk groups identified by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are strongly encouraged to get their vaccination this flu season.

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

Based on the early arrival of the flu, this flu season could be a long one. Peak flu season is usually the end of January and runs through late February or early March. It is important to take preventative measures now to minimize the effects of the flu and stay healthy this flu season.   Flu vaccinations do not cause the flu.  They may prevent a case of the flu, or make a case of the flu last a shorter period of time and be less severe.

For additional information about the flu and prevention, please log-on to www.fultoncountygahealth.org or www.flu.gov.

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