The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness is providing flu vaccines at six centers from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Annual vaccinations are recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older. Children aged 6 months through 8 years require 2 doses of influenza vaccine (administered a minimum of 4 weeks apart) during their first season of vaccination if they did not receive or cannot verify receiving the vaccine last year (2012-2013).
Children in this age group who received at least one verifiable flu vaccination last year will need only one dose this season.
Residents can get a flu shot or the nasal mist (2 to 49 years) for $25. Visa, Master Card (credit and debit), Medicaid, Cigna, United Health Care and cash are accepted forms of payment.
Flu vaccinations are available at the following health centers near Roswell:
- North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs; 404-612-6372;
- North Fulton Regional Health Center, 3155 Royal Drive, Alpharetta; 404-332-1876.
For more information about the effectiveness of flu vaccine, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/vaccineeffect.htm