Beloit residents get flu shot via drive-thru

Shutdown prevents doctors from tracking the flu

Flu season is just around the corner and the Centers for Disease Control says it will peak in January or February but can get going as early as October.

People in Beloit were lining up for their flu shots Thursday and it doesn’t get any easier than a drive thru at the Occupational Health, Sports and Family Medicine Center.

The shots cost $25, and it was as simple as rolling down a car window.

“They come to my work to give flu shots, and I missed it. So this is a convenient way to get it,” said Laurie Wicks.

“I bring my mom, who is 92. It’s great for her. She doesn’t have to get in and out of the car. It’s wonderful for seniors,” said Pat Hoye.

This is the eighth year the drive-thru flu shots have been offered by Beloit Health System.