Free flu shots in your car

NEW CASTLE, Del. - November 12, 2008 People are ordering their flu shots "to go."

One by one, drivers lined up at the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles today to get a free flu shot.

It's been years since Susan Forster got a flu shot, and she wasn't alone.

"I think its excellent. I mean, how much swifter can you get it!" Foster said. "I can't imagine it being any better."

"It's a free flu shot, anybody can come and do it, bring their families, and you stay in your car," said Christina Lawruck of New Castle.

Health officials hope to drive home the importance of getting flu shots now.

"Influenza is a very significant illness that causes, like, 36,000 deaths a year in the U.S. and many people are hospitalized due to influenza," said Cort Massey with the Department of Public Health.

"Delaware got the idea of drive-thru flu lanes from the neighboring state of Maryland, but officials say there is no pain to be gained from being a copycat.

About 600 people go the drive-thru flu shots today. This is the first time for the program, but officials say with a turnout like this, chances are it won't be the last.

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