Flu is already widespread in Georgia, ahead of schedule

ATLANTA, Georgia (WDEF) – Georgia health officials say this isn’t the year to wait until the winter to get your flu shot.

They report flu activity is already widespread in Georgia, which is earlier than they’ve seen in recent years.

“Every individual over the age of six months should get a flu vaccine – not just for their own protection, but to protect others around them who may be more vulnerable to the flu and its complications,” says Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., DPH commissioner.

“It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body, so now is
the time to get a flu shot.”

This is NOT Covid-19. But you can get vaccines for both at the same time.

The Flu vaccine is widely available at public health departments, doctors’ offices, grocery stores, neighborhood clinics and pharmacies.

You can find a location near you at this link https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/

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