The month of October is a great time to get your annual flu shot, so the Etowah County Health Department made the process a little easier today with their annual drive thru flu shot clinic. Health Department personnel teamed up with the Gadsden-Etowah County EMA to run the clinic in the parking lot of North Glencoe Baptist Church. Etowah County Clinic Nurse Coordinator Lindsey Laminack says it is important for everyone to get a flu shot, so the health department made today's process as easy as possible. The drive-thru clinic also works as an emergency response exercise for personnel from both departments. In the event of a large-scale emergency, the EMA and the health department could find themselves working together to manage a crisis. For more information on the flu shot and flu shot clinics being offered in your community, contact your local county health department or visit www.adph.org.