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Flu vaccine available at same time as voting
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Voters in Rockdale County will have a chance to cast their ballots and fight the flu at the same time. A flu vaccine clinic will be stationed at the Elections/Voter Registration Offices on Parker Road as part of the new “Vote and Vax” program.

The vaccine clinic will be open on Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 8 a.m.-1 pm. Flu vaccines will be available for all residents 36 months of age and older.

The Vote and Vax program was launched in 1996 by SPARC (Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration) to provide a convenient way for older people to get vaccinated for the flu virus, a disease that kills 32,000 people over 65 years of age every year.

Those who wish to receive a flu shot at the Vote and Vax clinic may do so by showing a valid Medicare or Medicaid Card or by paying $25 (cash only) on-site. (coupon provided on site to reduce cost to $25)

Influenza is one of the deadliest diseases and yet also a disease that is easily prevented.

You don’t have to vote to get vaccinated, but it provides a convenient option to protect yourself from the flu at the same time as casting a ballot.

This program is provided by a collaboration of the Rockdale County Board of Elections, Rockdale County Board of Commissioners, Rockdale County Senior Services, Department of Human Resources, the Rockdale County Health Department, the Atlanta Regional Commission, and the SPARC program.

For more information, contact: Elections/Voter Registration: Cynthia Welch, Renee Phifer 770-278-7333
Rockdale County Senior Services Information and Assistance: Marilu Montalvo 770-278-7230
Rockdale County Senior Services: Jackie Lunsford, Susan Morgan 770-278-7230
Rockdale County Health Department- Kristen Cranford 770-785-4345
Atlanta Regional Commission: Serena Weisner 404-463-3289
Rockdale County Public Affairs and Innovative Programs: Tonya Parker 770-278-7056