Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Flu season came early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Atlanta than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. And while a slight decrease in new cases has occrred, the level is still considered intense, well above high, in metro Atlanta. (Alpharetta-Milton-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Georgia, activity is considered intense now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. Fulton County Health Services continues to recommend influenza vaccination for people who have not yet been vaccinated this season and antiviral treatment as early as possible for people who get sick and are at high risk of flu complications. If you're…
The North Fulton Regional Health Center in Alpharetta offers immunizations on a sliding fee scale.
Did you know that immunizations are not just for children? Sure, many of us get flu shots (influenza) every year, or wish we did. But how about Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis? Fulton County Health Services said in a release that adults also need to be current with their vaccinations. In recognition of National Immunization Month, the agency is promoting adult immunizations. The need for adult immunizations is determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations. Immunizations are needed to maintain protection against diseases and illnesses such as the flu, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and shingles. Adults should talk to their health care provider about needed …