There may be things bugging Glen Rose, but the flu virus does not have to be one of them. About 500 recipients will face the flu with less worry and do it without spending a penny, thanks to two local organizations at the heart of the city.
Glen Rose Medical Center and LDL Educational Resources Foundation are once again partnering to provide peace of mind and a healthier season. The annual "Drive-Thru Fight the Flu Bug" vaccines will be administered beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, in the medical center parking lot. The vaccinations are provided free of charge, and supplies will not last long.
In addition to providing free protection, area medical professionals will make getting inoculated simple - all community members need to do is drive through and stick their arm out their automobile's window. Nurses and other professionals will provide the shots curbside.
Each year, the hospital and nonprofit organization provide about 500 flu shots, and locals line up outside of the medical center for the event.
While the vaccines are administered at no cost, recipients are asked to consider other community members in need and bring along canned food donations for Somervell County Food Bank or used eyeglasses for the local Lions Club program.
The clinic is only for adults, age 18 and older.