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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Flu shots are now available at all 13 of the North Central Health District’s county health departments.
Health professionals with the NCHD says this is the most important step to protect families during the flu season.
“Early vaccination helps defend you throughout the flu season. You can do your best to protect yourself from germs, but the best defense against the flu is immunization,” says Judy McChargue, NCHD Immunization Coordinator.
The flu shot is recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for everybody ages 6 months and older.
Uninsured clients will pay $25 for regular shots, and $55 for high-dose shots. You’ll find more information on the costs by clicking here.
Officials are also sharing other ways you can protect your against the flu. The tips include:
- Avoid contact with sick people; if you are sick, stay home.
- Always cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough.
- Throw away tissues immediately after use; do not carry around used tissues for re-use.
- Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Do not touch your nose, eyes or mouth.
- Disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with flu.
- If you experience flu-like symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
For more information, click here.