Flu season in Georgia: Where to get a flu shot in north Fulton County


Flu season in Georgia: Where to get a flu shot in north Fulton County

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Weather in the metro area has started to reach brisk temperatures. 

That means flu season is approaching. So if you already have the sniffles, it’s probably time to start looking into some flu prevention. 

Flu season usually starts in October and lasts until late May, and most of the flu activity peaks in the United States between December and March, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

And if you didn't know, most experts say the flu is spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. Flu transmission is also possible when a person touches a surface with the flu virus on it, then touching their face.

So load up on the Kleenex and handkerchiefs.

The CDC encourages yearly flu vaccinations for older people, young children and pregnant woman. Frequent hand-washing, and covering your mouth while sneezing or coughing also help prevent the flu from spreading. 

If you're unsure of where to get a low-cost flu shot in North Fulton, then check out this interactive map below, courtesy of the CDC. 

Epidemiologists and researchers at Boston Children's Hospital created this HealthMap in 2006 to monitor disease outbreaks and other public health threats.