Medina County Health Department opens up clinic for flu shots for kids

MEDINA, Ohio - Flu season is in full swing in the Buckeye state. Normally we do not see cases of the flu until February. That is not stopping this virus from spreading across the area early and quickly.

The Medina County Health Department kept its doors open later specifically for the kids. The waiting rooms were jam packed full of parents and children. This session was only available for children six months of age all the way up to eighteen.

Patti Hetkey was very concerned. "We were panicking, with the flu season kicking in, we didn't know where we were going to get a vaccine."

When all was said and done, the clinic gave out about 150 vaccinations.

Lisa Strebler, who is the Director of Nursing at the Medina County Health Department, wants to make sure the kids are taken care of.

"Our concern for children is that their environment where maybe the best hygiene isn't happening at the schools," Strebler said.

It is still not too late to get a vaccine for the flu season. It usually takes about two weeks after the vaccine is administered for the body to build up immunity to the flu.

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