The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services plans to hold weekly rural flu clinics throughout the county, starting Oct. 11. Department spokesperson Trina Teacutter says that the rural flu clinics in Boone County communities have been happening consistently for years.
"You know, doing community clinics in Ashland, Hallsville, Centralia, Sturgeon and Harrisburg — those places," Teacutter says. "We have done rural clinics in all of those areas for over 20 years."
Teacutter says that the flu vaccine has been made available in many more different venues, including pharmacies. She says the Health Department has sign advertisements, sends out press releases, has bus advertisements, as well as puts out advertisements in local papers for the rural clinics.