South Bend, Ind. It may not feel like fall outside Wednesday, but that does not mean you should not be thinking about protecting yourself from the flu.
Wednesday the St. Joseph County Health Department conducted its second Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic of the year.
This time it was held at Clay Fire Station 21 on Cleveland Road. The clinic ran from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Folks were lined up well before then and there was a constant flow of customers all afternoon, ready to get their vaccinations. Shots cost $25 each, and all you had to do was stay in your car, fill out a form and roll up your sleeve.
"Frankly, children are more at risk than adults with the flu," says Dr. Thomas Felger the St. Joseph County Health Officer. "The fatalities that we have every year nationally, there's usually a very good size pediatric population in that group. So, I would say, would you rather have a little ouch? Although, with the nasal spray now there's not even an ouch, or a sick child for 3 to 5 days, maybe even one that needs to be hospitalized?"
If you missed your chance to get a flu shot Wednesday they will have another drive-thru clinic Thursday October 17. It will run from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the South Bend Fire Department Central Station on Michigan Street.