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SGMC offers Drive Thru Flu Shots

November 14, 2006

Valdosta - With the start of flu season, over one thousand South Georgia residents lined up to get vaccinated.

South Georgia Medical Center are holding their tenth annual Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic in Valdosta.  Residents six months and up can drive thru the clinic held at Morningside Baptist Church and get a their flu vaccination for $15.00.

Hospital officials say people 50 and up, diabetics, and those with low immune systems are most likely to catch the flu.

They hope the vaccines will help reduce the number of residents who come down with the flu this winter.  "Flu season starts in November so its very important that they do go ahead and get their shots so we can go ahead and decrease that rate of people getting the flu this year, having to go to the hospital, and be admitted to the hospital," says Community Health Promotions Coordinator for SGMC.

Last year, 1,600 residents went got their vaccinations at the clinic.  They are on track to surpass that number this year.

The drive thru clinic will be open until 7:00 PM tonight.

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