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Southwest Ga. experiencing moderate flu season

Officials warn that even though it has been a moderate flu season so far, you still need to get a flu shot. Officials warn that even though it has been a moderate flu season so far, you still need to get a flu shot.
There has also been fewer hospitalizations, but experts said that you still need to get a shot. There has also been fewer hospitalizations, but experts said that you still need to get a shot.
Epidemiologist Jacqueline Jenkins Epidemiologist Jacqueline Jenkins

So far, this year's flu season hasn't been bad.

Officials say flu activity has been moderate in Southwest Georgia with no deaths in our region and just one in the state.

By this time last year, 10 Georgia deaths had been blamed on the flu.

There has also been fewer hospitalizations, but experts said that you still need to get a shot. 

"It seems like our flu vaccine is working really well this year because we have way less positive flu cases. The flu that we're seeing is still influenza A that's still the predominant strain that is circulating. It's still time to get your flu shot," said Epidemiologist Jacqueline Jenkins.

Jenkins said there could be a spike in flu cases as late as May.

Older adults, people with underlying health conditions, young children and pregnant women are at greater risk of contracting the flu.

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