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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  All of us can now protect ourselves against the H1N1 virus.

Tuesday, health officials in Georgia opened up the H1N1 vaccine to the general public. Depending on demand, health departments may offer extended hours or Saturday clinics for the convenience of those who work during the week and want to get the vaccine.

 The restrictions were relaxed because of the amount of vaccine that's now available. With the holidays coming, health officials hope you'll get the vaccine.

"There's still a few more weeks of school and it is colder so that is a risk, but then when school's out people on the road and traveling with families and celebrating in close corners so that increases the risk as well so it would be good to just consider getting vaccinated now," said Brenda Greene, Southwest Georgia Health District Deputy Director.

The vaccine is free and available at most health departments and area drug stores. So far the H1N1 pandemic has claimed four thousand lives, including 600 children.

Here's a list of flu clinics in your neighborhood--

The county health departments will be offering H1N1 vaccine as well as seasonal flu vaccine at the times listed below (as well as during their usual working hours). We do not anticipate any of them to run out this week, but as you know, nothing is certain.

 

  • Baker County Health Department, none
  • Calhoun County Health Department - it is regularly open Wednesdays until 8 p.m. and will administer H1N1 and/or seasonal flu vaccine
  • Colquitt County Health Department - It is regularly open Monday - Thursday until 6 p.m. and will administer H1N1 and/or seasonal flu vaccine then
  • Decatur County Health Department, none
  • Dougherty County Health Department - Saturday flu clinic on Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in addition to its regular Wednesday clinic until 6 p.m.
  • Early County Health Department - after hours clinic Thursday, Dec. 10, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Grady County Health Department - After hours clinic Thursday, Dec. 10 until 7:30 p.m.
  • Lee County Health Department, none
  • Mitchell County Health Department, none
  • Miller County Health Department, none
  • Seminole County Health Department, none
  • Terrell County Health Department, none
  • Thomas County Health Department, After hours clinic Thursday, Dec. 10 until 7:30 p.m. as well as staying open Monday - Wednesday until 5:30 p.m.
  • Worth County Health Department - none


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