Don't Give the FLU for the Holidays!

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Don't Give the FLU for the Holidays!


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12/20/2012

Get a FLU Shot and protect the ones you love. It's not too late since flu activity doesn't usually peak until February in the United States and can last as late as May.

Flu vaccine is available at all county health departments in the North Georgia Health District, including Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties.

North Georgia Health District County Health Departments:

Pickens (706) 253-2821

Cherokee: Canton (770) 345-7371

Gilmer (706) 635-4363

Fannin (706) 632-3023

Woodstock (770) 928-0133

Murray (706) 695-4585

Whitfield (706) 279-9600

In addition to protecting yourself against the flu by getting vaccinated, the Georgia Department of Public Health urges you to also wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub. Avoid rubbing your eyes or nose with your hands, and cover your coughs and/or sneezes with a tissue or cough into your sleeve, not your hands.

If you do get the flu, get plenty of rest, drink lots of liquids, reduce fever with a non-aspirin pain reliever, and stay home to avoid spreading the flu to others.


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