Arm Against the Flu with the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic
Tuesday, September 27th from 9 am to 3pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church

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Arm Against the Flu with the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic



9/12/2016

Roll in. Roll up a sleeve, and arm against the flu. Drive-by Flu Shot Clinics are coming once again to North Georgia, and there is no easier, safer way to protect against the flu while helping prepare communities for disaster.

Since 2008, public health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties have conducted the annual Drive-by Flu Shot Clinics, serving residents quickly and efficiently as they remain in their vehicles.

The four-in-one quadrivalent flu vaccine and the Fluzone High Dose vaccine for people sixty-five and older will be available at the clinics.

"Quadrivalent flu vaccine protects us against four different strains of flu, including two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses," said Marie Smith, immunization and child health coordinator for North Georgia Health District 1-2 of the Georgia Department of Public Health. "Whereas, for people 65 and older whose immune systems tend to weaken with age, the Fluzone High-Dose vaccine has four times the amount of protective antigen."

The cost of the quadrivalent flu shot is $25 and the Fluzone High-Dose flu shot is $58. Cash, Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield Health and United Healthcare Insurance will be accepted, along with other forms of payment and insurance, depending on the county.

While arming residents against the flu at the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinics, public health staff and community partners test their plans for standing up a temporary Point of Dispensing to rapidly administer medication during a public health crisis. Participating community partners include local law enforcement, volunteers, businesses and first responders such as the county Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Medical Services and Fire Department.

The Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic is scheduled for:

Tuesday, September 27th
9 A.M. Ė 3 P.M.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
1036 North Main Street
Jasper, GA.
Call (706) 253-2821 for more details


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccination each season.

The most convenient way to get that vaccination in North Georgia is at the nearest Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic.

For additional details about the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinics, call the local county health department or log onto www.nghd.org. To learn more about influenza and flu protection, log onto the CDCís website at www.cdc.gov/flu/.




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