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Time To Line Up For The Flu Shot

September 21, 2010, 5:46 PM by Kelli Grant

Time To Line Up For The Flu Shot
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The lines weren't long but steady as hundreds got their flu vaccine Tuesday at the KELO-TV Lewis Drug Flu Shot Clinic.

This year, it's a one-stop shop. That's because H1N1 flu is covered in this year's seasonal vaccine. And those who are rolling up their sleeve are thankful for that.

Dianne Williams never misses the annual flu shot clinic. And that's why she says it's been years since she's actually had the flu.

"I think everyone should get it. I think that just makes our whole community better. I would definitely encourage people to do that," Williams said.

It's called herd immunity. The more people who get the vaccine actually helps protect those who can't or don't get it by reducing the flu's ability to spread.

"I don't enjoy getting the flu and I've had flu shots for three years and I've never gotten the flu. So it works," Wayne Hansen said.

Velma Kellogg agrees.

"I can't remember the last time I was sick from it so I figure I get a flu shot every year, that should help," Kellogg said.

And the shot itself should help a little differently this year too. That's because this year's flu vaccine won't just protect you from the common A and B strains, it will also shield you from the H1N1 virus.

And health officials say while it may seem too early to roll up your sleeve, it's not. Cases of influenza are already popping up across the country and right here in KELOLAND. The good news is you will be protected through the entire flu season.

"Before I thought if I got it in October, might be good because it will take me to January, February. But now I'm feeling pretty good that maybe they've perfected it and it's going to take me to later in the season," Williams said.

The KELO-TV Lewis Drug Flu Shot Clinic ends at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Kids 9 to 17 must come with a parent or guardian.

The flu shot is $28 and the flu mist is available for $38. And those with Medicare coverage can get the vaccine at no cost, but must bring all Medicare cards with them.

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