SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — It’s no secret this flu season is serious, and public health departments don’t want costs to keep you from getting a flu shot.
Many healthcare providers and insurance companies provide low cost or no-cost vaccinations and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) is offering additional options.
SCDHEC is waving administrative fees that some pay for a flu shot at its public health clinics.
Flu is widespread throughout Georgia and South Carolina.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu season usually peaks between December and February; however, flu season can last into spring.
In addition to getting the flu shot, officials recommend washing your hands often and avoiding contact with sick people.