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Blue Ridge DTFC 2021 Flyer Blue Ridge, GA – This year’s DRIVE-THRU FLU SHOT CLINIC conducted by Fannin County Health Department is Thursday, September 23rd from 9 am to 4 pm at the Farmers Market in Blue Ridge! You’ll remain safely in your vehicle while driving through to get your flu shot from public health staff wearing COVID-19 protective gear. The shot is no cost if covered by one of several health plans. If paying out of pocket, the cost is still relatively low at $25 for regular flu vaccine and $65 for high dose flu vaccine for people aged 65 and older. Both vaccines guard against 4 different strains of flu. Cash, check, credit card, Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Coventry, Humana and United Healthcare Insurance will be accepted. The Farmers Market is at 811 Summit Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Call (706) 632-3023 for more information and log onto about this and other Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics being held this fall in North Georgia!


COVID19 Gift Cards Murray County web graphicFor Murray County Residents 18 years of age and older!

Starts Tuesday, August 10th!

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Chatsworth, GA – Murray County residents ages 18 and older who are still not protected with COVID-19 vaccine now have an extra incentive to Get Vaccinated! Starting Tuesday, August 10th,  they will be offered a Walmart $10 Gift Card for each dose of COVID-19 Vaccine received at the Murray County Health Department. For the single dose J&J vaccine, two $10 Gift Cards will be given while supplies last. Murray County Health Department is located at 709 Old Dalton-Ellijay Road in Chatsworth. NO Appointment is needed. WALK-INs are Welcome! Eligible Murray County residents are urged: Protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community from COVID-19 and the rapidly spreading Delta variant. Get Vaccinated at the Murray County Health Department and receive that extra “Thank You” with Walmart $10 Gift Cards – accepted at all Walmart locations!

Log onto the North Georgia Health District website at for more information about COVID-19 as well as health department hours and services.

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WIC Services Will Continue Both Days

Canton, GA - Cherokee County Health Department’s Canton Health Center on Univeter Road will be CLOSED Thursday, August 5th and Friday, August 6th while staff completes the move into their newly added building space. WIC services will NOT be affected by this closing and will continue to operate at the facility both days. All public health services at the Canton location will resume as normal on Monday, August 9th at 7:30 AM. To learn about public health services provided in Cherokee County, refer to the North Georgia Health District website at

Safety Tips from the CDC

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death if inhaled. When power outages occur during emergencies such as hurricanes or winter storms, the use of alternative sources of fuel or electricity for heating, cooling, or cooking can cause CO to build up in a home, garage, or camper and to poison the people and animals inside.


Every year, more than 400 people die in the U. S. from accidental CO poisoning.

Exposure to CO can cause loss of consciousness and death. The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. People who are sleeping or who have been drinking alcohol can die from CO poisoning before ever having symptoms.


Important CO Poisoning Prevention Tips


  • Never use a generator, pressure washer, or any gasoline-powered engine inside your home, basement, or garage or less than 20 feet from any window, door, or vent.

  • Never use a gas range or oven to heat a home.

  • Never leave the motor running in a vehicle parked in an enclosed or partially enclosed space, such as a garage.

  • Never run a generator, pressure washer, or any gasoline-powered engine inside a basement, garage, or other enclosed structure, even if the doors or windows are open, unless the equipment is professionally installed and vented. Keep vents and flues free of debris, especially if winds are high. Flying debris can block ventilation lines.

  • Never use a charcoal grill, hibachi, lantern, or portable camping stove inside a home, tent, or camper.

  • If conditions are too hot or too cold, seek shelter with friends or at a community shelter.

  • If CO poisoning is suspected, move to outside air, call 911 or your local Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 or consult a health care professional right away.


Businesses can help ensure your customers’ safety by placing important information about protecting oneself from CO poisoning in the direct vicinity of generators they are selling.