Whitfield Drive-By Flu Shot Clinic is Sept. 18!

THE FASTEST, SAFEST AND MOST CONVENIENT WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE FLU THIS SEASON IS TO COME TO WHITFIELD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S DRIVE-BY FLU SHOT CLINIC ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH! DRIVE-BY FOR YOUR FLU SHOT ANYTIME ON THE 18TH FROM 8:30 A.M. THROUGH 5:30 P.M. AT THE NORTHWEST GEORGIA TRADE AND CONVENTION CENTER AT 2211 DUG GAP BATTLE ROAD IN DALTON. REGULAR SEASONAL FLU SHOTS ARE TWENTY-TWO DOLLARS AND HIGH DOSE FLU SHOTS FOR PEOPLE AGES 65 AND OLDER ARE FIFTY DOLLARS. CASH, CHECKS, MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND AETNA, BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD, STATE CIGNA AND STATE UNITED HEALTHCARE INSURANCE WILL BE ACCEPTED. CALL 706-226-2621 FOR MORE INFORMATION. BEAT THE FLU BUG THIS SEASON – GET YOUR SHOT AT THE DRIVE-BY FLU SHOT CLINIC IN DALTON!

Murray Drive-By Flu Shot Clinic is Sept 17!

THE FASTEST, SAFEST AND MOST CONVENIENT WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE FLU THIS SEASON IS TO COME TO MURRAY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S DRIVE-BY FLU SHOT CLINIC ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH! EVERYONE 18 AND OLDER IS INVITED TO DRIVE-BY FOR A FLU SHOT ANYTIME ON THE 17TH FROM 8:00 A.M. THROUGH 6:00 P.M. AT SAINT TORIBIO ROMO CATHOLIC CHURCH AT 2402 HIGHWAY 76 IN CHATSWORTH (NEXT TO SHAWN CHAPMAN FUNERAL HOME). REGULAR SEASONAL FLU SHOTS ARE TWENTY-TWO DOLLARS AND HIGH DOSE FLU SHOTS FOR PEOPLE AGES 65 AND OLDER ARE FIFTY DOLLARS. CASH, CHECKS, MEDICARE, AND STATE CIGNA AND STATE UNITED HEALTHCARE INSURANCE WILL BE ACCEPTED. CALL 706-695-4585 FOR MORE INFORMATION. BEAT THE FLU BUG THIS SEASON – GET YOUR SHOT AT THE DRIVE-BY FLU SHOT CLINIC IN CHATSWORTH!

Whitfield County Health Department Providing Flu Shots at Wal-Mart

Whitfield County Health Department will provide influenza vaccine at both Wal-Mart Stores in Dalton beginning September 9 through October 4. (Please see the schedule below.) The two Wal-Mart Store locations in Dalton are 815 Shugart Road and 2545 East Walnut Avenue.

Influenza vaccine will be available at these Wal-Mart locations for anyone nine years old or older. The cost for regular seasonal influenza vaccine will be twenty-two dollars. The high-dose form of Fluzone influenza vaccine will be available to those who are ages 65 and older and will cost fifty dollars.

Payment may be made by cash or check, plus, the Whitfield County Health Department is an in-network insurance provider for: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, State of Georgia Health Benefit Plans (Cigna and United Healthcare), Medicaid, Medicare, and Medicare Advantage Plans.

 

For more information, call 706-226-2621. 

Two Gilmer dogs exposed to rabies – one is to be euthanized

On August 25 in Gilmer County, two male mixed-breed Labrador Retrievers fought and killed a raccoon that was later confirmed as positive for carrying the rabies virus.

 

Rabies VirusGilmer County Environmental Health Manager Andrea Martin said, “The incident took place five miles out Chatsworth Highway in the vicinity of Gates Chapel Road.”

 

The raccoon was prepared for rabies testing by the VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital in East Ellijay on August 26, and then Martin shipped the specimen to the Georgia Public Health Laboratory. The positive test result for rabies was reported on August 28.

 

Martin stated that, of the two dogs, only one is current on its rabies vaccination. For the vaccinated dog, the recommendation is that it be revaccinated and it is required that the dog be observed at home for 45 days. However, the second dog is not vaccinated and is over 10 years old; therefore, the owner is going to have it euthanized.

 

No human exposure was reported in this incident.

 

Health officials urge residents to maintain current rabies vaccinations in their pets.

 

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