There is still time to get the flu vaccine!

It’s not too late! Cobb & Douglas Public Health offers flu shots on a walk-in basis at our Douglasville, Marietta, East Cobb and Acworth with no appointment necessary. Most insurance plans cover the cost. If not, our self-pay cost for the regular flu vaccine is $25 and $55 for a high-dose vaccine (for people 65 years of age and older).

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
  • You can avoid spreading the flu by staying 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

Call Cobb & Douglas Public Health at 770-514-2300 or visit

What is Influenza (Flu)?

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) offers annual flu vaccines to everyone 6 months and older at the Acworth, Douglasville, East Cobb and Marietta Public Health Center locations.

Influenza (flu) Symptoms
The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

* It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.