LIBERTY – The continued coronas virus is expected to be intensified by the flu season, which is just around the corner. With that in mind and no COVID-19 vaccine available, health officials said it is even more important than ever to get a flu shot.
To make it easier for people in Sullivan County, the Division of Public Health, Thursday, held its first-ever drive-through flu vaccination clinic.
It was held in Liberty. Public health nurse Jennifer Knox said the flu shot is most important this winter.
“There is a big push this year. The flu vaccine is always important especially this year because of the COVID pandemic, especially for vulnerable people. You can get the flu and you can get COVID, so that’s a big concern. So protecting yourself in some way in some way is very helpful, for yourself and others that you are around,” she said.
Paula Brinkerhoff, who works at BOCES in Liberty, took advantage of the program.
“I’m not always one to get the flu shot, but I think in the circumstances, it’s the best thing to do,” she said.
Health officials are worried that the combination of both viruses will cause serious health problems nationwide.