On Monday I was working on both Y101 and KICK-FM as the flu bug hit two of our on-air employees. This flu bug is getting bad around here. I am sure anyone reading this has heard the stories of friends suffering from the flu this year as well.

This year was the first year that I finally gave in and got a flu shot. The day I got that flu shot, I heard on the news that evening that this year’s shots are not as effective as they have been in the past. That was not what I wanted to hear. Even with that said, I am glad I got the shot anyway and hopefully it will stay away from me this winter.

Even Medicare came out this week and announced that since the shots were not as effective, they would go ahead and cover a second dose of pneumococcal vaccine. If you are so inclined to get a shot either for the first time or perhaps a second time here are some locations where you can go.

Hannibal Clinic (M-F  from 8-5)

Marion County Health Department (M-F  from 8-4:30)

Adams County Health Department  (M-F  from 8 to 4)

County Market Pharmacy in Hannibal, Palmyra, Canton and Pittsfield

CVS in Quincy and Hannibal

Hy-Vee Pharmacy  (both Quincy locations)

Walgreens in Quincy and Hannibal

Shopko in Quincy

Walmart in Quincy and Hannibal