ALBANY — To make it faster and more convenient to get vaccinated against seasonal influenza, the Dougherty County Health Department is now offering flu shots in each of its four clinics rather than only in its general clinic.
“Our goal was to make it easier for individuals to get the vaccine by providing more nurses and sites offering it,” explained Dougherty County Health Department Manager Vamella Lovett.
Flu shots are now available at the general clinic, the Adult Health Clinic, the Women’s Health Clinic and the Child Health Clinic, all within the health department facility at 1710 S. Slappey Blvd.
The vaccine is $25 per dose. The health department accepts cash, checks, Medicaid, Medicare, state health benefit plans, UnitedHealthcare and Cigna.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. The flu shots do not contain live viruses. The nasal spray vaccine — which is also available at the health department — is made with live, weakened flu viruses and is approved for healthy people ages 2-49 who are not pregnant.
For more information, call (229) 430-6322.