Monday, December 8, 2008

DeKalb County Board of Health Offers Flu Vaccine for the General Public/ What's EP?

DeKalb County Board of Health Offers Flu Vaccine for the General Public

The early vaccination effort is part of a flu prevention campaign by the Board of Health aimed at ensuring that everyone who needs a flu shot receives it before the flu season begins. The cost of the vaccine is $25. Checks (no out of state), cash, credit card, Medicaid and Medicare (part B) will be accepted. Persons must present a Medicaid or Medicare card at the time of the service. If you have Medicare that is part of an HMO; the flu shot is not covered by the Board of Health. Walk-ins are welcomed. You can get a flu shot Monday through Friday between 8:15 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Vinson Health Center
440 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030

Services are offered Monday through Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please call 404.294.3700.

"What’s EP?" is a dynamic, interactive Emergency Preparedness Marketing Campaign that utilizes the talents of elementary age school children between the ages of 6-11 years old.
The message of the campaign is to encourage families to prepare for a disaster before it happens. Through the use of color, mnemonics and childhood enthusiasm, 23 students from DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett and Rockdale County Elementary Schools came together to craft a marketing message that speaks directly to their peers and their parents.
“Hey Mom, Do We Have a Safety Kit?” puts the question of preparing for a disaster squarely in the lap of mothers whose job is to create with the entire a safety kit that includes the Plan (9) Emergency Preparedness Supply Kit items: water, food, clothes, medications, flashlight, can opener, radio, hygiene items, and a first aid kit. This message is sure to create a “top of mind” list for the residents of DeKalb County and beyond. Every family should have a safety kit, at the ready, in case of an emergency.

The second compelling message is on “Water Conservation.” The students provide practical, easy, and concrete ways to conserve water in every day situations. The message of water conservation is critical not only to residents of the entire State of Georgia, but throughout the world. Our students’ message ring out loud and clear,“Water is Precious in Georgia - Every Drop Counts.” The students provide practical and memorable suggestions on how to conserve water in Georgia. The conservation messages range from, “fixing your leaky faucets” to “turning off the water when brushing your teeth.”
What's EP?
443 Winn Way, Suite 553, Decatur, GA 30030

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