Flu Information

About the Flu Vaccine
Since strains of the virus change quickly, it’s important to get the updated vaccine every year.

Children at least 6 months old, and women who are pregnant can both receive the flu vaccine. Learn more from the CDC about how getting the flu shot while pregnant can protect both you and your child.

You may have heard rumors that the the flu shot can actually give you the flu, but this is not true. The vaccine does not contain a live virus, so it cannot cause influenza. While about 1% of people who receive the vaccine experience short-term symptoms like fever, chills, or muscles aches, these are side effects and not symptoms of the flu.

It’s best to get vaccinated early in the season. So if you haven’t yet, find a vaccine clinic now!

Georgians can get vaccinated at:

School-based flu clinics
Local county health departments
Private healthcare providers
Local pharmacies


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