Nichole Hannahs

Rambo to hold Flu Shot Clinic

by Nichole Hannahs on October 5, 2011 at 10:17 am

Rambo Memorial Health Center in downtown Zanesville said they’ve gone through half their supply of flu shots.

Every day over one hundred people come to the health center in hopes of getting the shot to prevent the flu. Though many are taking advantage of the program officials said not to worry about running out of the vaccine.

"We do still have plenty of the vaccine though and there’s going to be more available this year," said Crystal Bebout. "There’s no shortage of any kind. The CDC has asked all providers to give the flu shot as soon as their available to us. Normally we would ask people to wait until later into the season to get their flu shot."

Bebout explains that getting the vaccine not only protects you but also those around you.

"You can actually spread the germs of the flu a day before you start having symptoms yourself," said Bebout. "If you don’t have your flu shot you can be spreading that out to your family and your co-workers and your friends and not even know you have the flu symptoms."

This weekend Rambo will hold a flu clinic for anyone wanting to get vaccinated. It will take place Saturday from 10am until 1pm. Both the flu mist and shot will be available for a $5.00 cost for those in Muskingum County and a $15.00 cost for those not in county. The health center also needs a parental note if any adult besides the parents are bringing in children to get their shot.