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Flu-related hospitalizations soar in metro Atlanta

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 15, 2013 at 11:55 am •  Published: January 15, 2013

Every flu season is different, Drenzek said, and officials have seen a very high level of flu activity early on this season.

Drenzek said it's not too late to get vaccinated for the flu. "It's still a great time to get vaccinated," she said.

"What we have heard is that there have been some reports of spotty and temporary flu vaccine shortages, so maybe one facility may not have it but if someone calls another facility, they may have it... So don't give up, call the next place," Drenzek said. "There hasn't been any indication that there's been an overall flu vaccine shortage."

In Fulton County, 2,606 doses of vaccine are on hand and are being distributed at health clinics throughout the county, Harris said.

It's too early to know whether Georgia has reached its peak in terms of flu activity, health officials said.