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Kaiser Permanente Kicks Off Fall Influenza Campaign

Atlanta, GA (Kaiser Permanente of Georgia) -- On October 9th, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia will kick off its fall influenza campaign by offering flu shots at no charge to its members in metro Atlanta on Flu Shot Saturday.

The flu shots will be given on a first come, first served basis at select Kaiser Permanente locations from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Non-members who are caregivers to Kaiser Permanente members can also receive a flu shot for $25. However, the member must be present at the time the non-member requests the vaccine.

“Influenza is a viral infection that makes people prone to pneumonia,” explained Juanita Cone, M.D., chief of population-based care, prevention and health promotion for Kaiser Permanente. “The Centers for Disease Control recommends a flu shot for everyone six months and older, not just those with an underlying medical condition.”

The 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccine protects against three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season, including the 2009 H1N1 virus. You will not need a separate vaccination for H1N1.

On Flu Shot Saturday, walk-in Pap screenings will also be available to Kaiser Permanente members between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. at select medical offices. Certain co-pays may apply.

For more information about the flu, visit www.kp.org/flu.

How can you prevent the spread of infection?

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. Be sure that those around you practice safe respiratory hygiene as well.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth to avoid the spread of germs.
  • Stay home if you get sick. The CDC says to stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicines. You should stay home even if they are using antiviral drugs.


Kaiser Permanente Locations for Flu Shots

  • Alpharetta, 3550 Preston Ridge Road, Alpharetta
  • Cascade, 1175 Cascade Parkway, Atlanta
  • Crescent, 200 Crescent Centre Parkway, Tucker
  • Glenlake, 20 Glenlake Parkway, Atlanta
  • Gwinnett, 3650 Steve Reynolds Blvd, Duluth
  • Henry Towne Centre, 1125 Towne Centre Village Drive, McDonough
  • Panola, 5440 Hillandale Drive, Lithonia
  • Southwood, 2400 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro
  • Sugar Hill-Buford, 1435 Broadmoor Blvd., Sugar Hill
  • TownPark, 750 TownPark Lane, Kennesaw
  • West Cobb, 3640 Tramore Pointe Parkway, Austell
  • West Marietta, 2505 Dallas Highway, Marietta


Kaiser Permanente Locations for Walk-In Pap Screenings*

  • Alpharetta, 3550 Preston Ridge Road, Alpharetta
  • Crescent, 200 Crescent Centre Parkway, Tucker
  • Glenlake, 20 Glenlake Parkway, Atlanta
  • Gwinnett, 3650 Steve Reynolds Blvd, Duluth
  • Panola, 5440 Hillandale Drive, Lithonia
  • Southwood, 2400 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro
  • TownPark, 750 TownPark Lane, Kennesaw


*Certain co-pays may apply