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Flu shots available

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Flu shots are now available at health departments across Georgia including the one in Valdosta.

Our Valdosta bureau reporter Jade Bulecza was one of the folks who got a flu shot Wednesday.

The CDC recommends the vaccine for everyone 6-months old and up.

The health department has plenty of vaccines available.

They also recommend taking some other precautions to prevent the spread of the flu.

"Wash your hands with soap and water," said Courtney Sheeley, the South Health District public relations officer. "Stay home if your sick. It's very important so you don't spread it to other people and then also covering your mouth with a tissue or your nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze."

An average of 36,000 people across the country die from flu complications each year.


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