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Where to Get a Flu Shot in Athens, Ga.

Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.

Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, the number of flu cases was lower in Athens than it is now, according to estimates on Google's Flu Trends. Students at Clarke Central "are dropping like flies," said the mother of one flu-ridden sophomore.

Overall in Georgia, activity is considered intense now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. Flu Trends is a Google tool that uses aggregated search data to estimate flu activity.

If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Athens that offer the vaccine:

  • Publix Pharmacy 1146
    1860 Barnett Shoals Road
    Athens, GA30605
    (706) 227-6265
  • Target Pharmacy
    3065 Atlanta Hwy
    Athens, GA 30606
    706-545-8656
  • CVS/Pharmacy Store #3678
    196 Alps Road
    Athens, GA 30606
    (706)369-3490

You can find more locations here or by typing in your ZIP code above.

According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. 

Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The flu season normally peaks in January and February.

Holiday travel and more time spent indoors due to soggy weather will contribute to the spread of the flu virus, so now is the time to get vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following information:

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