Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
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.