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Flu shots being offered at more health department clinics

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.

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Abytaxpayer 2 years, 6 months ago

I bet the Health Dept will not be putting out any “Flu Shot” signs this year. Last year Albany was the ONLY Health Dept in the entire State of Georgia where the Director was hauled into court for putting out a banner that advertised Flu shoots. Albany is so “Pro-Business” that they harassed the State of Georgia’s Public Health Director for Dougherty County an then “fined” her and forced her and her entire staff to appear in court all because of Albany’s “Sign Ordnance”. Not one of Albany’s leaders from the then City manager, city mayor, city commissioners, or code enforcement director would back away from hauling the Health Director to court for following her directions from the State of Georgia. But once in court the Judge threw the case out and instructed Albany to "work with” public services in the future. Score one more for Judy’s Sign Ordinance”

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KaosinAlbany 2 years, 6 months ago

You are very correct Abytaxpayer. Dorothy Hubbard said this on Tuesday; “I know what it means to be business-friendly, to have reasonable fees, a responsible sign ordinance and adequate police for public safety so your customers don’t feel scared to walk into your business,” Hubbard said.. She missed her chance when she was commissioner so what makes her think she is going to do it when and if she becomes Mayor. Some of these politicians will say anything to get elected. It burns my cookies.

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