Week 42 (Ending October 21, 2023)
As of Week 42, Georgia flu activity is Low=5 (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 3.7% (regional baseline is 3.3%), the number of influenza-associated death was 0; the number of Metro Area Influenza Hospitalizations was 10; and the number of Influenza Outbreaks was 2.
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 http://phdistrict2.org/contact-us.
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/