Press Release from the North Georgia Health District, provided by the Fannin County Emergency Management Agency: Dalton (GA) - Health departments throughout the North Georgia Health District will start conducting drive-by flu shot clinics in September.
The drive by flu shot clinics are specially designed to serve people safely, quickly and conveniently as they remain in their vehicles.
These clinics also offer an opportunity for North Georgia Health District health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties to test their ability to administer medications to the public quickly during a widespread public health crisis, such as pandemic influenza.
In addition to regular influenza vaccine, the high-dose form of Fluzone vaccine for people 65 and older will be offered at the drive-by clinics.
The cost for the regular flu shot will be $22, and the Fluzone high-dose shot will be $50. Cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid and State Cigna and State United Healthcare Insurance will be accepted.
PICKENS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S
DRIVE-BY FLU SHOT CLINIC
IS SEPTEMBER 18!
THE FASTEST, SAFEST AND MOST CONVENIENT WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE FLU THIS SEASON IS TO COME TO PICKENS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S DRIVE-BY FLU SHOT CLINIC ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH! DRIVE-BY FOR YOUR FLU SHOT ANYTIME ON THE 18TH FROM 8:00 A.M. THROUGH 3:30 P.M. AT MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH AT 1036 NORTH MAIN STREET IN JASPER. REGULAR SEASONAL FLU SHOTS ARE TWENTY-TWO DOLLARS AND HIGH DOSE FLU SHOTS FOR PEOPLE AGES 65 AND OLDER ARE FIFTY DOLLARS. CASH, CHECKS, MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND AETNA, BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD, STATE CIGNA AND STATE UNITED HEALTHCARE INSURANCE WILL BE ACCEPTED. CALL 706-253-2821 FOR MORE INFORMATION. BEAT THE FLU BUG THIS SEASON – GET YOUR SHOT AT THE DRIVE-BY FLU SHOT CLINIC IN JASPER!
The schedule for each county’s drive-by flu shot clinic is as follows:
• Cherokee – Tuesday, October 1, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Woodstock Health Center, 7545 North Main Street, Woodstock; (770) 928-0133
• Fannin – Monday, September 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., The Farmers Market, East First Street, Blue Ridge; (706) 632-3023
• Gilmer – Thursday, October 3, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Ellijay, 75 McCutchen Street, Ellijay; (706) 635-4363