South Georgia Flu Preps

By: Roxanna Hyanes Email
By: Roxanna Hyanes Email

In south Georgia, the South Georgia Health District is preparing for peak flu season in mid-January.

Health officials say they've given out about 95 percent of their vaccine supply and they say there doesn't seem to be a threat of an outbreak like the one in north Georgia happening here.

Gene Godfrey, public health nursing director, said, "It could be the way the disease is occurring. I mean, we got out of school is this area perhaps a little earlier than some of the northern counties."

South Georgia health officials say it's not too late to get vaccinated against the virus.

To find a flu shot clinic near you, call the South Georgia Health District at (229) 333-5290.

Those at high risk are adults ages 65 and older and children between six and 23 months.


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