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DPH officials encourage kids and adults to get vaccinated

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

It's National Immunization Month and health officials are encouraging kids and adults to get vaccinations at every stage of their life. 

The Department of Health staff said adults and children need vaccines to protect against potentially life-threatening diseases such as tetanus, shingles, and measles.

The CDC also recommended the flu shot each season for individuals six months old and older.

Recently, there have been several mumps outbreaks on college and university campuses across the United States, including Georgia.

Parents of college students should make sure their child is up-to-date with immunizations to protect them against mumps; they should also be current on other appropriate vaccines.

County Health Departments offer low-cost vaccinations to people who are under-insured or have no insurance.

For more information about immunization, click here.

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