Strong turnout for flu clinic in Lucas County
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 01:35:25 GMT —
The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department saw many people waiting in line for the first of two flu clinics this week. The agency started giving vaccinations 30 minutes early.
The health department has been urging Lucas County residents to get vaccinated. According to the department, there have been 45 confirmed hospitalized flu cases in the past two months. The health department says four residents have died from the flu.
Health officials say this year's flu is worse than last year and targets all age groups.
Flu deaths have also been reported in Michigan. Health officials in Lenawee County confirmed one death.
If you live in Lucas County and couldn't make it to Wednesday's clinic, there will be another one. The next clinic is Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 635 N. Erie St. The cost for an adult vaccination is $30 dollars and can be paid with Medicare, Medicaid, or health insurance.