Jasper (GA) – Pickens County Nurse Manager Sandy Singleton commends the 75 residents who were vaccinated at the Pickens County Health Department Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic today at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jasper.

Winford Duckett of Jasper vaccinated at Pickens Co Health Dept Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic - web shotWinford Duckett of Jasper is vaccinated by Nancy Loyed at the Pickens County Health Department Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic“These folks are now better prepared to face the flu season,” Singleton said. "Not only did they protect themselves, but as each individual gets vaccinated against the flu, it builds a stronger wall of immunity that protects the whole community from influenza."

Now that flu season has begun, Singleton is encouraging all residents to come to the health department at 60 Health Way in Jasper to get their flu vaccination without delay. 

Having the flu can lead to serious complications and death. The best protection against influenza is a flu shot.

The regular seasonal flu vaccine is $20 and the high dose flu shot is $50. The health department is accepting cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid, State Cigna and State Healthcare Insurances.

The drive-by flu shot clinic also served as a drill so that health department staff could test their ability to quickly administer medications in a widespread public health crisis such as pandemic influenza. The vaccination process went smoothly and quickly for everyone who participated.

“We are very grateful for the support we received in operating our clinic from Pickens County EMA, Pickens County EMS, Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Subway of Jasper," Singleton said. 

For more information about influenza vaccination, please contact the Pickens County Health Department at (706) 253-2821 or log onto www.cdc.gov/flu.
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Photos of the Pickens County Health Department Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic can be viewed on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/N.GA.Health#!/media/set/?set=a.418384708216299.104494.130708733650566&type=1

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