Flu vaccines recommended for at-risk groups
9/20/2013, 6 a.m.
The DeKalb Board of Health is offering flu shots early to residents who want to get protection for the upcoming influenza season.
Vulnerable groups – children 6 months and older, adults 65 years of age and older, and pregnant women – at high risk of being hospitalized or dying from flu complications are urged to get flu shots.
Individuals with asthma, neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions, chronic lung disease, blood disorders, endocrine disorders, metabolic disorders, kidney and liver disorders, morbidly obese people, and those with weakened immune systems are also at higher risk.
Flu vaccinations are available on a walk-in basis weekdays between 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the following DeKalb Board of Health locations:
nClifton Springs Health Center, 3110 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur; 404-244-2200.
nEast DeKalb Health Center, 2277 S. Stone Mountain-Lithonia Road, Lithonia; 770-484-2600.
nNorth DeKalb Health Center, 3807 Clairmont Road N.E., Chamblee; 770-454-1144.
nT.O. Vinson Health Center, 440 Winn Way, Decatur; 404-294-3762.
nRefugee Health Services, Richardson Health Center, 445 Winn Way, Decatur; 404-294-3818.
Flu vaccinations are $25. FluMist is $25, and Fluzone High dose is $40.
The Board of Health accepts checks (on Georgia banks only), cash, credit cards, Medicaid, Medicare (Part B) or Medicare Advantage and PeachCare for Kids.
On-site flu clinics are available for businesses, churches and faith-based groups, and civic groups of 10 registered people or more. Call the nearest health center to make arrangements.
For more information, call 404-294-3700.