(MOBILE, Ala.) The Alabama Department of Public Health is urging everyone to get their flu shot. Friday, hundreds of drivers lined up on Sage Avenue to get their vaccine at a drive through flu clinic.
Drivers pulled into a parking lot on North Sage Avenue, filled out paper work, paid $15 to get their flu shots all while in their car.
"Oh, Yeah! It's perfect. Any time they do the drive through, it's so easy," said Brenda Barrett.
It is so simple, the entire process only took ten minutes from start to finish. The Mobile County Health Department hosted the drive through flu clinic in hopes of getting more Mobilians vaccinated.
"We are facing in this country the worse flu season in at least ten years," said Director of Disease Control Monica Knight.
"I saw it on TV how the danger has gone up," said Kathy Ginder.
She added, "I haven't had one in 30 years, so I decided to go ahead and get one."
Flu season started two months early. Cases of the flu have become so severe, state officials have stocked up on vaccines and treatments for the flu.
"It appears this is a very virulent flu, and we are trying to get more flu shots to more people," said Knight.
Officials stated everyone is at risk, and anyone over the age of 6 months should get vaccinated, especially those with diabetes or respiratory issues.
The Health Department offers flu shots from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Monday through Friday.