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Fulton County voters can cast ballots and get their flu shots beginning Oct. 27
Fulton County voters can cast ballots and get their flu shots beginning Oct. 27

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Voters can “Vote and Vax” beginning Saturday, October 27, 2012.  Voters can cast their ballots and obtain their annual flu slots as a part of an effort to reduce the risk of flu among citizens.  Vote and Vax primarily targets adults aged 50 or older. 

According to the Centers for Disease control, in the United States, on average 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. The CDC also reports that the expected severity of a flu season cannot be accurately predicted.     In a questions and answers publication, the CDC reports that “over a period of 30 years, between 1976 and 2006, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. Some people, such as older people, young children, pregnant women, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent seasonal flu is by getting a seasonal flu vaccination each year.”

Fulton County will host the following Vote and Vax events during advanced and early voting as well as on Election Day:

Saturday, October 27, 2012
Adamsville Recreation Center 
3201 Martin Luther King Jr., Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA  30311
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  

Tuesday October 30, 2012
South Service Center  
5600 Stonewell Tell Road
College Park, GA 30349
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
 
Thursday, November 1, 2012
North Service Center  
7741 Roswell Road 
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  

Friday, November 2, 2012
Fulton County Government 
130 Peachtree St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Juniper & 10th High Rise 
150 10th St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Adamsville Recreation Center 
3201 Martin Luther King Jr., Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA  30311
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Piedmont Healthcare and Grady Health System are donating the flu vaccine and the staff to administer the vaccines.

For more information about “Vote and Vax,” call the Fulton County Office of Aging STARline at 404-613-6000.  Citizens can also visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/disease.htm to find more facts about the Flu.
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