ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Southwest Georgia is one of eight regions in the state with highest flu activity. Health officials are concerned because a majority of the cases in southwest Georgia are children.
They're urging parents if their child hasn't had a flu vaccine to get one before students head back to school.
"We know that the flu vaccine is the number one way to prevent flu so now that children are out of school and maybe parent still off work this would be a convenient time to get their children vaccinated before they go back to school," said Southwest Georgia Health District Deputy Director Brenda Greene, R. N.
Health officials urge if you're not feeling well to stay home. They say if you're diagnosed with the flu, you shouldn't go back to work or send a child to school until 24 hours after the fever has broken.
Peak season for flu in southwest Georgia is January and February.