Not a Guarantee, but the Best Defense

Fresh off a two-week tangle with Covid in December, I’m grateful that I got vaccinated. While everyone else was gearing up for the holidays and making plans, I was coughing and cursing every ache in my body. It was the worst experience I’ve ever had with a virus. I know there are people who suffered far worse than I and many that lost their lives, so yes … I’m grateful. I am, however, less than thrilled about flu season.

There’s a good chance that you or someone you know has been stuck in bed with the flu recently. Federal health officials have warned that flu activity in the state is high, which is also the case for Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Louisiana. 

The bad news is that there are still four months left in flu season, and we haven’t hit the peak yet. The season typically peaks in February. 

The good news is that it’s not too late to get a flu shot! Just like the Covid vaccination, a flu shot doesn’t provide complete protection, but it decreases the risk of serious illness and hospitalization if you do get sick. It is the best defense we have against influenza.

Are you ready for more good news? The flu shot is easier than ever to find. For more information or to find out where you can get your vaccination, head to 

Here’s wishing you the healthiest of flu seasons!

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