People across the Heartland have been waiting to get their flu shots, trying to beat the bug. Now, most County health departments have their vaccine shipments in. For weeks now, only people who fall under the high risk group could get a flu shot. Now, in many parts of the Heartland, there's enough of the vaccine for anyone who wants to get one.
Jane Myers and Sarah Walters didn't have to wait long to get their shots. After only a few minutes, they walked right in. Sheila Hahs with the Perry County Health Department tells them, "This is the same vaccine as we gave last year. It's against the same viruses as last year, so if it didn't bother you last year it shouldn't this year." It's not too late for them to get their shot. There's been no confirmed flu case so far this year. Myers says, "I just postponed it. I just called the Health Department and they said they have a few days left that they're going to give it." Walters says, "I work with Scouts and I know how kids get sick. I just want to be safe."