HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health is making sure all of us are prepared for flu season, that keeps getting closer and closer. They are hosting several flu clinics throughout the month of October to help prevent the illness.
Around this time of year, we always hear about making sure to get a flu shot. Sometimes it's just not convenient or maybe you got one last year and you think you're still covered.
"Anyone who is six months of age or older, needs to get a flu shot, almost without exception," said Dr. Scott Harris, with the Alabama Department of Public Health.
The Health Department is making it easy. There will be a flu clinic in Madison county, in every district, for the last three weeks of October.
For those in Limestone county, a drive-thru clinic is coming to Athens.
"People can drive up in their cars, they get their paperwork handed to them, and they speak with a nurse and get the information they need then they drive to the next station and people can give them flu vaccines, sometimes on either side of the car!," said Dr. Harris.
He adds the month of October is critical because it's right when the vaccine is released and one of your first chances to be protected.
Here is a list of flu clinics from 9:00 am-2:00 pm happening across the Tennessee Valley:
- October 11th - Madison City Hall, 100 Hughes Road, Madison
- October 12th - Athens Sportsplex, 1403 US-31, Athens (Drive-thru flu clinic)
- October 18th - District 1 County Commission Office, 9457 Moores Mill Road, New Market
- October 20th - Gurley Senior Center, 339 3rd Street, Gurley
- October 25th - Monrovia Community Center, 254 Allen Drake Road, Madison
- October 26th - Bailey Cove Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza, Huntsville
- October 27th - Harrison Wellness Center, 6156 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville