As the 2012-13 flu season continues to hit Ohio earlier and harder than usual, if you didn't receive a flu shot it's not too late to get one.
The Marion Public Health Department is offering flu shots for people six months and older Thursday from 9-11 A.M. as well as from 1-5 P.M. Regular flu vaccines will cost $25.50 for adults 19+, $24.50 for kids six months to 18 years old, for those 65+ the high dose vaccine will cost $41.
Payment options include cash, check, Medicare Part B, Medicaid, Molina, CareSource, Anthem, and Medical Mutual.
The clinic is happening Thursday 1/17 at the Health Dept., located at 181 S. Main St. in Marion.
Influenza data released this week by the Ohio Department of Health says there have been 1,922 flu-related hospitalizations reported so far this flu season. That number compares to 175 in the 2010-11 season and 86 in the 2011-12 season.
In addition, one influenza-associated child death has been recently reported. Last season, no pediatric deaths were reported, while one was reported in the 2010-11 season.