Flu vaccines available at Middle Georgia health departments

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The North Central Health District announced Wednesday that flu vaccines are available at its county health departments.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says annual flu shots are the best way to protect yourself from the flu. Flu season begins in October and it peak months are December through February. The CDC encourages people to ge the flu shot in advance because the body can take around two weeks to build up immunity after receiving a flu shot.

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Flu shots are $25 and are recommend for anyone six months and older.

The North Central Health District serves Baldwin, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Macon-Bibb, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington and Wilkinson Counties. Check with your local health department for more information about the flu vaccine.