LUDOWICI — No one likes being sick. So how can you protect yourself? Get a flu shot.
The Long County Health Department, at 59 N. Macon St. in Ludowici, will have two flu shot clinics this year. The first will be from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, inside the health department. The second clinic will be from 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, as a drive-through clinic in the parking lot of the health department.
"We want to make it as convenient as possible for Long County residents to protect themselves from the flu," said Angela Gunter of the Long County Health Department. "Every year, flu kills about 36,000 people in the United States. It's very important to get vaccinated to protect yourself and those around you."
Influenza (flu) is a highly infectious virus that causes high fever, muscle aches, fatigue and coughing. The best way to avoid getting the flu is to get a flu vaccination every year. The upcoming flu clinic is open to the public. Medicaid and Medicare clients should bring their insurance information. For those not covered by Medicaid or Medicare, the cost is $25, payable by cash or check.
This year's flu season could hit with a vengeance, so don't wait. Get vaccinated now.
"We want Long County residents to take advantage of our convenient flu shot clinic," Gunter said. "Because the only thing worse than having the flu is knowing that you could've prevented it."