More motorists gather for drive-thru flu shot clinic

Officials said about 150 more people drove through the clinic this year. (Source: WAFF)
Officials said about 150 more people drove through the clinic this year. (Source: WAFF)

GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Health officials in Marshall County took steps to avoid a virus that people in Alabama face every year - the flu.

The health department held a flu shot drive-through clinic Tuesday, and it was more popular than last year.

People lined up to get the $5 injection at the Marshall County Tech School.

Officials said it's very important to get the flu shot.

"Especially for people whose immune systems aren't as good as other people's, and elderly, small children," explained Sarah Shelton with the Marshall County Health Department. "You're not just protecting yourself, but you're also protecting your family."

Last year about 650 people received the shot. This year, officials said that number jumped to 808.

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