It’s that time of year, the time when you have to start thinking about the flu.
Flu season is right around the corner and it’s never too early to be prepared and protected yourself from getting sick.
There are always things you can do such as washing your hands, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and staying home if you’re sick. However the Knox County Health Department has another idea: get your flu shot.
Knox County Health Department Director of Wellness and Health Promotion Erin Olson says this Saturday, the Health Department will be holding it’s annual Drive-thru flu clinic and Hinchliff-Pearson-West and she tells WGIL it’s an event that really brings out the community.
“We usually do get a big response, we usually see on average 150 and 200 people come through the Drive-thru clinic and that’s adults to kids,” says Olson.
Olson says it’s simple to get your flu shot. All you have to do is dive-up get your shot, a doughnut, coffee and away you go. She says the event really does kick off the flu season for the Health Department.
Starting Monday September 22nd, the health department will be offering the flu vaccine on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.