As of week 46, Georgia flu activity is moderate= 7, on the scale of 1-13. Activity levels are based on the percent of outpatient visits in Georgia due to Influenza-like illness during this timeframe.
For the corresponding week, the percentage of outpatient visits for Influenza-like Illness was 4.0%, the number of influenza-associated death was 1; the number of Metro Area Influenza Hospitalizations was 9, and 1 reported Influenza Outbreak for the specified period.
Getting the flu shot is the best thing you can do to protect yourself and others.
District 2 health departments have flu vaccines available. Please contact your local health department for information on how to get your Flu vaccine at https://phdistrict2.org/?page_id=597.
To learn more about how to protect yourself against flu, visit DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov/epidemiology/influenza/seasonal-flu-influenza
and CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/