Flu vaccines available at Chatham County Health Dept.

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - The Chatham County Health Department is now offering the flu vaccine in both the injectable (shot) and nasal spray form for $25.

Flu vaccinations will be available at the Chatham County Health Department from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, please call the health department at 912.356.2441.

The health department is holding a drive-through flu vaccine clinic from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the health department building at 1395 Eisenhower Dr.

The 2011-2012 flu vaccine will protect against three strains of influenza virus: influenza A H3N2, influenza B virus, and 2009 H1N1.

The flu shot is approved for use in people 6 months of age and older, including healthy people, people with chronic medical conditions and pregnant women, according to the health department.

The nasal spray is approved for use in healthy people ages 2 to 49 who are not pregnant.

A high dose flu vaccine is also being offered for people ages 65 and older, which costs $40.

For more information please visit the CDC's influenza web site at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/.

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