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All Cobb & Douglas Public Health Centers are offering flu vaccine, including flu vaccine designed specifically for people 65 years and older. Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary. The cost of the flu vaccine can vary based on your insurance plan, but many plans cover the vaccine at no cost. For questions, call 770-514-2300. Schedule an appointment here.
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
Vaccine Information Statements are information sheets produced by the CDC that explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine to vaccine recipients.
Children without health insurance and children with Medicaid or PeachCare are eligible to receive a state-supplied vaccine.
Many insurance plans cover flu vaccine at no cost. For a list of accepted commercial insurance providers, please check here.
Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are also be accepted.
Recommendations for Patients 50 Years and Older
In addition to the flu vaccine, CDPH also recommends Shingles vaccine for persons 50 years and older. Pneumonia shots are recommended for persons 65 and older, but are also recommended for younger individuals with certain chronic conditions. While you are getting your flu shot, be sure to ask your provider if you are up to date on your Tetanus vaccinations.
Reduce the Risk of Getting the Flu
In addition to vaccination, individuals can also reduce the risk of getting the flu by following a few simple steps:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand cleanser
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
- Stay home when you are sick and keep sick children home
- Do not share eating utensils, drinking glasses, towels or other personal items
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then put used tissues in the trash and wash your hands. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve
For more information:
Call Cobb & Douglas Public Health at 770-514-2300 or visit www.cdc.gov/flu/.