By Hadas Kuznits
ESSINGTON, Pa. (CBS) — The annual drive-thru flu clinic took place today in Delaware County.
For the fifth year, free flu shot were administered at the Tinicum Township firehouse, in Essington.
Delaware County councilman Dave White says the idea to make it a drive-thru evolved out of a desire to make it as easy as possible for folks to receive their flu vaccinations.
“We have in the past had clinics in which you’d pull up and have to walk up to the facility. We certainly think this is a lot easier. They’re tickled that they can just come in, drive through the fire department, get their shots — they never even have to leave their vehicles,” White says.
Delaware County resident Theresa Campanile (below) was one of many who took advantage of the drive-thru flu clinic.
“This is my first year here — I usually get it at my doctor’s office,” she said.
Was it faster than at her doctor’s office?
“It was. I never had to get out of my car. That’s the best part!”
Dr. George Avetian, senior medical advisor to the Delaware County Council, says the Centers For Disease Control this year released five different types of flu vaccine, all equally recommended.
“Any vaccine is good as long as there’s not a contraindication. Today they’re getting the trivalent injections, which is protecting them from two strains of A and one strain of the B virus.”