THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - Flu season is almost here and a higher dosage flu shot is available in our area for the first time.
All 14 county health departments in the Southwest Public Health District are now offering that stronger vaccine.
It has four times more than the regular dose of flu vaccines.
But this new shot is only for patients 65 and older.
Thomas County Health Department RN Avis Harbert said, “The high dose is only for the 65 and older because they have a weak immune system. Therefore, the high dose is supposed to increase their antibodies.”
Health departments will continue to offer the regular dose of the seasonal flu vaccine as well as the nasal spray.