Chatham Co. Health Department offers drive-thru clinic

By Lynda Figueredo - bioemail

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Flu season is drawing near and the Chatham County Health Department is making sure everyone is prepared by hosting a drive through flu vaccination clinic.

Getting a flu shot couldn't be any easier than rolling down your window and rolling up your sleeve.

"It's two minutes to do and you are finished for the year," said Social Worker Sandra Dennis.

On Tuesday the Chatham County Health Department held a drive through clinic at their location on Eisenhower drive.

"It only took less than five minutes," said Louis Reed.

Clinic visitors were able to drive up to the clinic, give their information to a health department worker and then receive a shot for $25, without even having to leave their cars.

"The necessity for a flu shot will prevent the ongoing illness throughout the winter time, and the flu season is coming up," said Environmental Health Director & Emergency Coordinator for the Chatham County Health Department Todd Jones. "We are encouraging anyone that has a medical condition or some sort of ailment to go ahead and come on in especially the elderly and children."

Elaine Hughes said she didn't want to run the risk of getting sick and passing it along to the children she cares for.

"It is flu time and she already had hers and the family has theirs, so I needed to get mine," said Hughes.

Dennis works with the other high risk group the elderly, "It's very important for me. I don't want to take them germs and I don't want to receive germs from them," said Dennis.

Dennis and Hughes said the best part of the convenience of it all.

"I don't have to stand in lines or make an appointment," said Dennis.

"I love it," said Hughes. "We are in and out so we can go about our day, and drive away knowing that you are protected from aches and pains of the seasonal flu.

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