Drive-by flu shot clinic begins Oct. 1
by TCT Staff
August 29, 2013 12:59 AM | 1568 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The North Georgia Health District will conduct a drive-by flu shot clinic in Cherokee County on Oct. 1 in Woodstock.

The drive-by flu shot clinics are specially designed to serve people safely, quickly and conveniently as they remain in their vehicles, health officials say.

The flu clinic is from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Woodstock Health Center, at 7545 North Main St., in Woodstock.

The clinics also offer an opportunity for North Georgia Health District health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties to test their ability to administer medications to the public quickly during a widespread public health crisis, such as pandemic influenza.

In addition to regular influenza vaccine, the high-dose form of Fluzone vaccine for people 65 and older will be offered at the drive-by clinics.

The cost for the regular flu shot will be $22, and the Fluzone high-dose shot will be $50. Cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid and State Cigna and State United Healthcare Insurance will be accepted.

The best protection against influenza is a flu shot, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get their yearly vaccine, health officials said.

For more information about the drive-by flu shot clinics or about influenza and its prevention, contact the nearest county health department, or log onto www.nghd.org.

To contact the Woodstock Health Center, call (770) 928-0133.

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