Amid COVID Decline, District 2 Public Health Urges Northeast Georgia Residents to Get Flu Vaccine

From District 2 Public Health:

“New COVID-19 data shows that COVID-19 cases continue to decrease from its peak in mid-August.  The total percentage of case positives over the last two weeks has declined since it peaked this past summer.

While COVID-19 cases continue to decline, we are entering peak flu and holiday travel season.   With the arrival of flu season, District 2 Public health encourages residents living within District 2 to get vaccinated now against COVID-19 and flu to protect themselves and their families from the spread of both respiratory viruses and continue to ease the burden off the hospital system.

“We cannot predict the severity of each flu season; however, flu vaccination remains the best way for people to protect themselves, their families and communities from the flu,” said Zachary Taylor, District 2 Public Health Director.  “Residents who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and anyone who needs a booster shot, now is a good time to get a COVID-19 vaccination.”

There is no harm in getting both flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time; they can be administered in one visit.  Children 5-18 years old are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.  While Adults 18 and older have been eligible to receive the COVID-19 series since January 2021; a booster dose is available for specific groups of adults who have completed the two-dose series at least 6 months ago.

Any resident who has questions about getting flu or COVID-19 vaccines should speak with their health care provider.

Anyone who wishes to be vaccinated may visit any District 2 Health Department. Appointments are not required.  For more information about influenza or COVID-19 visit”