Board of Health to Host Virtual Webinar, Encourages Flu Shots for National Influenza Vaccination Week

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DECATUR, Ga. – The holidays are almost here, which means family gatherings and holiday parties. Keep yourself and your family healthy and safe this holiday season by getting your yearly flu vaccine.

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is December 5-11 and the DeKalb County Board of Health encourages everyone ages six months and older to get their yearly flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Health offers yearly flu vaccines to everyone six months and older at our Clifton Springs, East DeKalb, North DeKalb and T.O. Vinson health centers.

To celebrate NIVW, the Board of Health is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from noon to 2:00 p.m. “Keeping Our Communities Healthy this Flu Season” will feature Dr. Yabode (Yabo) Beysolow, MD, MPH, an immunization subject matter expert with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Participation in the webinar is free and available via Zoom at bit.ly/3Gf5DTl. Registration is not necessary for this event. Topics to be covered include flu facts and myths, the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine, how to have conversations about flu in your community, and other questions from participants.

For more information about getting a flu vaccine, visit dekalbhealth.net/flu/ or call 404-294-3700. For more information about the webinar, call 404-508-7847.

The webinar is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the DeKalb County Board of Health.