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Janesville clinic making flu shots convenient

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JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- We have drive thru banking, drive thru food and now you can even get drive thru flu shots. It was as easy as pulling up, rolling up your sleeve and getting a shot at The Janesville Family Health Center on Creston Park.  They hope that making the seasonal flu shot more convenient will mean that more people will get it.

Richard Donnelly was just riding by on his bike when he stopped to see what all the commotion was about, "It was kinda by accident, I meant to go that way and I want to come see what was happening, so I came down and got my flu shot."

"I was driving into town today and I heard on the radio and so I thought I'd stop by and get my shot," said Karen Campbell of Footville.  "I think it's great you don't even have to get out of your vehicle."

From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, the Janesville Family Health Center offered the seasonal flu shots for thirty dollars or they would bill Medicare and Medicaid for you.

"It's just a quick little information sheet and a signature and they're on their way they don't have to get out of their vehicle, off their motorcycle, off their scooter, they can just drive up," said Kim Harrison, a certified operating assistant at the Janesville Family Health Center.

This clinic was just for the seasonal flu shot, but because it was a huge success, the Janesville Family Health Center is hoping to do it again when the H1N1 flu shot is released.

"Almost everyone that has gotten the seasonal flu shot has inquired about the swine flu, so it seems we are going to be doing that," says Jan Campbell, a Registered Nurse at the Janesville Family Health Center.

They hope to make the drive-thru flu shot clinic an annual event.

The Janesville Family Health Center will be holding a walk-in flu shot clinic on Wednesday, September 23rd from 12 noon to 3 p.m..

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