North Georgia Health District officials announced today the arrival of their first shipment of H1N1 influenza injectable vaccine, which totaled 4,100 doses. H1N1 vaccine will be administered to the priority groups through the health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties beginning Tuesday, November 3. The health departments will provide the vaccine during their normal operating hours, which are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays except on Fridays when the clinics close at 11:30 a.m.

The Cherokee County Health Department will conduct a special H1N1 Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, November 3 at the Cherokee County Recreation Center from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The recreation center is located at 7545 Main Street in Woodstock. (Google Map Driving Directions)

    The priority groups that are first to receive the H1N1 injectable vaccine, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), include:
  • Pregnant women
  • Health care and emergency medical personnel
  • People who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months
  • Anyone from 6 months to 24 years of age, and
  • Anyone from 25 to 64 years of age who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza related complications
Vaccine will be provided at no charge to the client; however, an administrative fee may be charged through Medicare, Medicaid, and all third party insurance including State Health Benefit plans for United Healthcare and CIGNA. Persons are asked to bring their insurance cards with them at the time of service.

Service is based on a first-come, first-served basis until the current vaccine supply is depleted.

This shipment represents a small portion of the overall amount of vaccine the district will receive over the next few weeks and months. District officials anticipate that there will eventually be enough vaccine for everyone who wants it.

Georgia H1N1 Vaccine Provider Locator now available
Novel H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu) Facts and Recommendations (English & Spanish)

Seasonal Flu Shots are still available at local health departments for $20.

Contact numbers and regular hours of operation for local health departments are:

Cherokee County Health Department
Canton Office - 770-345-7371
Woodstock Office - 770-928-0133
Clinic Hours:
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Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm

Fannin County Health Department

706-632-3023
Clinic Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm
closed for lunch from 12pm-1pm

Gilmer County Health Department
706-635-4363
Clinic Hours:

Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm

Murray County Health Department
706-695-4585
Clinic Hours:

Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm

Pickens County Health Departments
GA DCH H1N1(Swine Flu) Information
706-253-2821
Clinic Hours:

Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm
Closed for lunch from 12pm-1pm

Whitfield County Health Department
706-279-9600
Clinic Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm

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