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    NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Don’t forget to drive by and arm yourself against the flu quickly and conveniently at Gilmer County Health Department’s Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic. The clinic will be held on Friday, October 10th from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church located at 75 McCutchen Street in Ellijay.

This year, the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic will protect you with the 4-in-1 quadrivalent flu vaccine that guards against four strains of flu in one shot. Also, the Fluzone High-Dose Flu shot will be offered to people ages 65 and older. Cost of the 4-in-1 flu shot is $25 and the high-dose shot is $50. Cash, checks, Medicare and Medicaid plus Aetna and BlueCross BlueShield Health Insurance will be accepted.

The best way to arm against the flu is with a flu shot -- the most convenient way to get that shot is at the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic in Ellijay!

For more information, call (706) 635-4363 or log onto www.nghd.org.

Don’t forget to drive by and arm yourself against the flu quickly and conveniently at Cherokee County Health Department’s Drive-by
Flu Shot Clinic. The clinic will be held on Tuesday, October 7th from 7:30 A.M. to 6 P.M. at the Woodstock Health Center at 7545 North Main Street.

This year, the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic will protect you with the 4-in-1 quadrivalent flu vaccine that guards against four strains of flu in one shot.

Also, the Fluzone High-Dose Flu shot will be offered to people ages 65 and older.

Cost of the 4-in-1flu shot is $25 and the high-dose shot is $50. Cash, checks, credit cards, Medicare and Medicaid plus Aetna and BlueCross BlueShield Health Insurance will be accepted.

The best way to arm against the flu is with a flu shot -- the most convenient way to get that shot is at the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic in Woodstock!

For more information, call (770) 928-0133 / (770) 345-7371 or log onto www.nghd.org.

Public Health reminds pet owners to vaccinate pets against rabies

 

Baits laced with an oral rabies vaccine designed to help stem the spread of a raccoon strain of the deadly disease through Georgia and into other states will be dropped from the air and scattered by hand in six north/northwest Georgia counties -- Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Murray, Walker and Whitfield -- beginning in early October. Ground baiting by hand in urban/suburban areas will begin October 6. Aerial baiting in rural areas by specially equipped fixed-wing aircraft is scheduled to begin October 7.

 

Humans and pets cannot get rabies from contact with the baits, but area residents are asked to leave them undisturbed should they encounter them. Dogs that consume large numbers of baits may experience an upset stomach, but there are no long-term health risks. If contact with baits occurs, immediately rinse the contact area with warm water and soap.

 

Most of the 626,000 baits to be distributed will be gone from the environment within 10 to 14 days after being dropped. A toll-free number is imprinted on each bait allowing anyone who comes in contact with the bait to call for advice, assistance or with any questions.

 

Jasper, GADon’t forget to drive by and arm yourself against the flu quickly and conveniently at Pickens County Health Department’s Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic!

The clinic will be held on Tuesday, September 30th from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, located at 1036 North Main Street in Jasper.

This year, the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic will protect you with the 4-in-1 quadrivalent flu vaccine that guards against four strains of flu in one shot. Also, the Fluzone High-Dose Flu shot will be offered to people ages 65 and older. Cost of the 4-in-1 flu shot is $25 and the high-dose shot is $50. Cash, checks, Medicare and Medicaid plus Aetna and BlueCross BlueShield Health Insurance will be accepted.

The best way to arm against the flu is with a flu shot -- the most convenient way to get that shot is at the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic in Jasper!

For more information, call (706) 253-2821 or click here.