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To avoid getting the flu this influenza season, be sure to get a flu shot.  The DeKalb County Board of Health will begin offering shots on Monday, August 20, 2012.

 There are specific groups at high risk of being hospitalized or dying from flu complications.  The high-risk groups are children six months and older, adults 65 years of age and older, and pregnant women.  Also at high risk are individuals with the following conditions:

Flu vaccinations are available on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday between

8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the following DeKalb County Board of Health locations:

The DeKalb County Board of Health’s fees are:

In addition to the standard flu vaccine, Fluzone high-dose will be available.  It creates a stronger immune response in people 65 years and older than the standard vaccine.

Checks (on Georgia banks), cash, credit cards, Medicaid, Medicare (part B) and PeachCare for Kids are accepted.  Please bring your card.

Individuals with health insurance through the State Health Benefit Plan can receive their flu vaccination at any Board of Health location.  Please bring your card.

On-site flu clinics are available for businesses and faith-based and civic groups of 10 people or more.  Call the nearest health center to make arrangements.

For more information about the DeKalb County Board of Health’s flu vaccination program, call (404) 294-3798 or visit