Gov. Kemp encourages flu shots, warning of ‘twindemic’ with COVID-19

Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia’s top health officials provided an update on the state’s fight against the coronavirus Wednesday morning.

While saying that both cases and hospitalizations are down more than 60 percent from our peak over the summer, Kemp wants Georgians to be aware during fall and winter.

Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey warned of a “Twindemic” possibly hitting Georgia - which is both COVID-19 and the flu season.

Kemp said Georgians should follow 4 things for the fall and winter:

  1. Wear a mask
  2. Watch your distance
  3. Wash your hands
  4. Follow guidance from public health officials

Both Toomey and Kemp urged Georgians to get their flu shots early this year.

“Everyone from 6 months to 100 needs to get a flu shot, please, this is the year to do it,” Toomey said.

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