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The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

Influenza Vaccination

Flu season is always unpredictable, but maybe even more so this year. We had little to no flu season at all in 2020, likely because of COVID-19 preventive measures like wearing masks and keeping our distance from one another.

For that reason, we don’t really know what an active flu season combined with widely circulating COVID-19 will look like, but there is a good possibility that getting both viruses at the same time could be very, very serious. That’s why it is so important to get vaccinated against the flu. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older.

Health departments in the Coastal Health District will start giving flu vaccine on Monday, October 4th, by appointment. Some county health departments will also be holding drive-through flu vaccination clinics. Details can be found here: Coastal Health District Flu Vaccine Information.

More information about the flu & flu vaccine:

Influenza & COVID-19

We don’t know what kind of impact COVID-19 will have on this year’s flu season. COVID-19 and flu have several things in common, including symptoms and how the viruses spread.

NOTE: Flu vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time.

Get the latest on flu and COVID 19:

Flu & COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Flu & COVID-19: Similarities and Differences

Download the Coastal Health District’s General Vaccine Consent form, fill it out, and take it with you to the health department to save some time when going to get your flu vaccine:
Flu Vaccine Consent Form

Review vaccine information here:
Flu Inactive (shot) Vaccine Information Statement 
Flu Inactive (shot) Vaccine Information Statement SP

Flu Live (intranasal) Vaccine Information Statement 
Flu Live (intranasal) Vaccine Information Statement SP

School Flu Vaccine Information
School Flu Vaccine Consent Forms

Everyday Actions to Prevent Flu
While getting the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu, there are other things we can all do every day to prevent getting or spreading the flu viruses and other viruses.

Fight Flu
In Schools
How to clean and disinfect schools to slow the spread of flu

At Home:
Flu Guide for Parents
Flu Guide for Parents (SP)

More information on the flu can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.