In addition to cooler temperatures, falling leaves and football, fall also means it’s time for drive-thru flu shot clinics in North Georgia.

During September and October, North Georgia Health District Health Services will provide residents with a fast, convenient, and safe way to receive their annual flu shot. Flu shots are for people 18 and older and allow residents to stay safely in their vehicles while health department staff wear COVID-19 protective gear to administer flu shots. Simply roll to the spot and roll up your sleeve. It’s so simple. Customers crossing are encouraged to wear a mask.

The drive-thru flu shot clinics in North Georgia are:

• Whitfield County: Tuesday, September 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Whitfield County Health Department, 800 Professional Blvd., Dalton. Call (706) 279-9600 for details.

• Murray County: Tuesday, September 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 121 W. Market St., Chatsworth. Call (706) 695-4585 for details.

• Gilmer County: Tuesday, October 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., ETC Pavilion, 1041-1047 Legion Road, Ellijay. Call (706) 635-4363 for details.

• Cherokee County: Tuesday, October 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Woodstock Health Center, 7545 N. Main St., Woodstock. Call (770) 928-0133 or (770) 345-7371 for details.

• Fannin County: Tuesday, October 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Farmers Market, 811 Summit St., Blue Ridge. Call (706) 632-3023 for details.

• Pickens County: Tuesday, October 18, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1036 N. Main St., Jasper. Call (706) 253-2821 for details.

“Now, as COVID-19 and particularly contagious variants of the virus continue to spread through our communities, it is more important than ever to protect ourselves against the flu, reducing the dangerous risk of having both diseases at the same time. time,” according to the health district.

More details can be found on the North Georgia Health District website or by calling any of the health departments.

We encourage everyone to get the flu shot annually.

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