The Muskingum County Health Department is offering free flu shots at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds today. The event started just after 6:30 Thursday morning and will continue until 7:00 Thursday evening. The shots are free to Muskingum County residents only. This shot protects against both Seasonal and H1N1 Flu. This event also serves as an exercise of the community’s ability to rapidly provide immunizations to a large number of people in a short amount time. As of 11:00 Thursday morning 1705 flu shots had been given. There are also clinics being held at the Dresden Fire Department from 1:00 to 5:00 pm Thursday and at Zane State/Ohio University Zanesville Campus Center from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm Thursday.