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Flu vaccine is given during the fall. Flu season usually peaks in the late winter or early spring. Remember that the flu virus in the vaccine is dead and the flu shot CANNOT give you the flu!

Individuals in the following groups are at the highest risk for serious flu-related illness and they should be first to receive the vaccine. These individuals should receive their flu shots in the fall and may get them as late as the end of December or as long as vaccine is available.

  • Adults 60 years of age and older
  • Children 6-59 months of age
  • Children and adults with a chronic medical condition such as asthma, diabetes, heart or lung disease
  • Pregnant women
  • Household contacts of infants younger than 6 months, including brothers and sisters
  • Out-of-home care givers of infants younger than 6 months
  • Individuals in the following group should also get their flu shots to protect themselves and those at highest risk for flu complications.
  • Household contacts of children and adults at higher risk for influenza-related complications, including healthy children and adults
  • Health care workers are one priority for flu vaccine because they care for the most vulnerable people so they need to stay healthy
  • Remember: Even though early vaccination is best, it is not too late to get the vaccine in December or even January. Once you get the shot, you should have good immunity within two weeks that will last for months. If you feel you or your loved ones qualify for the vaccine, please call for an appointment or stop by the Fulton County Health and Wellness clinic near you.




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