Houston County Health Department Protects Residents Against the Flu

The Houston County Health Department is trying to stop the flu virus from spreading.

"To make sure we are covered for this season, don't want the flu," said Beth Sellers after her flu shot.

"I have had the flu one time and that's all it takes, I get the flu shot every year," said Pilcherria Jay, another resident who got a shot.

Houston county health officials start giving out flu shots at the start of the fall season.

"This is the regular flu vaccination season although the flu virus does circulate throughout the year we do know it is more prominent in the cold season so you want to get it now so you can prevent yourself from getting the flu during the very cold season," said Pam Williams, nursing director of Public Health Area 10.

The shots are $5 or you can file on Medicaid or Medicare.

"They make it very reasonable to get it's easy to do and no on wants to be sick," said Jay.

Health officials say not getting a shot can be dangerous.

"It is very important to prevent the flu we have seen throughout especially since H1N1 that people can die from the flu virus and it can cause extended sick time from working and it is worse in children and the elderly and pregnant woman," said Williams,

Some flu like symptoms are fever, sore throat, aches, cough and runny nose.

The Houston Health Department will be at Westgate Park on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Henry County Health Department will be at their Headland Office on Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.


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