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Thomas County health officials seeing high flu rates

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) –Health officials in Thomas County say they're seeing a heightened number of sick people this flu season.

Officials report more than 133 confirmed cases of influenza in the southwest Georgia district, mostly children and teens.

Medical staff at Thomas County's health department say it's never too late to get vaccinated against the flu and some people are listening to the warnings.

"I'm thinking of getting a flu shot because everyone's getting sick and it's cold out here today," says Randy Smith, a Thomasville resident.

Health officials encourage anyone over the age of 6 months to get the flu shot.

In addition to getting vaccinated, the health department recommends frequent hand washing and staying away from others who are already sick.

 
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