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Flu vaccine available at Fulton County health centers
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Flu vaccine available at Fulton County health centers

ATLANTA -- Flu season is here. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), now is the time to make sure you're protected. The agency says flu season is ramping up early this year - for the first time in almost a decade and Fulton County Health Services encourages residents (ages 6 months and older) 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.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the flu is hitting Georgia earlier and harder this year than in previous years. The early onset of the H3N2 flu is one indication of a potentially severe flu season.   Getting the flu vaccine when it becomes available each year is a good prevention practice.  The protection received from vaccination will last throughout the flu season.  Individuals who fall within the priority high-risk groups identified by the CDC are strongly encouraged to get their shot this flu season.

“This year’s vaccine provides protection against the seasonal flu which includes the H1N1 strain this year,” 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

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.  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.

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


For additional information, call 404-612-1211 or visit www.fultoncountygahealth.org.  Visit www.flu.gov for more information about the flu.

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