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Pharmacists urge folks to get flu shots

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

After a woman from Southwest Georgia dies from the flu, pharmacists are continuing to urge people to get vaccinated.

The Department of Public Health has confirmed that a woman is the first in Georgia to die from the flu this season. U Save It Pharmacy says a flu shot may prevent getting the virus. The Pharmacy offers flu shots and have seen an increase in the shots they have given this season through flu shot clinics and walk-ins.

"It's rare for people to die from it but it possible. So the flu shot is not totally imperative but it sure it a big help for anybody, especially those who health has deteriorated or in bad health,” said Bud Kennedy, U Save It pharmacist.

The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older.

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