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Long County Health Dept. offers flu shots

POSTED: September 9, 2009 9:22 a.m.
The Long County Health Department has planned several seasonal flu vaccination clinics.
There will be walk-in clinics at the health department, 57 N. Macon St. in Ludowici, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Walk-in clinics don’t require appointments.
There will be a drive-through clinic from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, at the old First Baptist Church on Highway 84 across from the Ludowici Bank.
Influenza is a highly infectious virus that causes
high fever, muscle aches, fatigue and coughing and is a significant cause of illness and hospitalization every year.
Everyone 6 months and older is encouraged to get a flu shot annually. The best way to combat the flu is to get vaccinated.
A flu shot is especially important for people who are at high risk for flu complications, including:
• Children ages 6 months to 5 years
• Pregnant women
• Those 50 and older
• People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
• People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
• People who live with or work with those at high risk for flu complications
For more information, call the health department at 545-2107.
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