Word about the flu is getting out. The line was around the block for the Lubbock Health Department's annual "Drive-Thru Flu Clinic".
The health department vaccinated more than 300 people in less than two hours today. All those were folks 19 years and older. Officials called it a great turnout and said they used every flu shot they had available. Folks who took advantage of the $20 shot said it was a really convenient way to fight the flu.
"No problem at all. This is the only way to do it. Don't have to go to the doctors office, ya don't even have to get out of your car! That's just fantastic!" said David Newton, who was one of the 300 people who received their seasonal flu shot today.
Again, today's flu clinic was for the regular old, seasonal flu. Vaccines for the H1N1 virus should be in Lubbock in about three weeks. It will first be given out to children, pregnant women and adults over age 24 with high risk medical conditions. The health department said once these groups are taken care of then the H1N1 vaccine will be available to the rest of the public.