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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  It's time to roll up your sleeve in southwest Georgia and get a flu shot.

Tuesday was the first day the Dougherty County Health Department started giving flu shots. The good news is you only need one shot to get full protection from the seasonal flu and H1N1 virus. This year the health department will have both the injectable shot and the nasal mist.

"This is the first time that we'll actually offering the seasonal flu mist, which is a nasal flu, which is a live virus, but it has the same protection as an inactivated vaccine," said Suzette Profit, Dougherty County Health Department LPN.

To get the nasal mist you must be health and between the ages of 2 and 49. The Dougherty County Health Department is planning a drive-thru flu shot clinic October 7th from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Robert Cross Middle School. The cost of the shot is 25 dollars, and can be billed to your insurance.


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