If you didn't get a flu shot yet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated.
An adequate supply of this year's vaccine is still available at the Columbus Health Department, which serves Muscogee County and others in the West Central Health District, said Pamela Fair, a spokeswoman.
Last year, the health department administered 1,314 doses of the flu vaccine. Shots are available from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the 2100 Comer Ave. building. The cost is $23 each. Vaccines for pneumonia are also available for $14 each.
Flu-related complications kill an average of 36,000 people each year and more than 200,000 are hospitalized, the CDC said.
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Other than Muscogee, counties served in the West Central Health District are Chattahoochee, Clay, Crisp, Dooly, Harris, Macon, Marion, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor and Webster.
For information, call 706-321-6300.