As the months quickly move from summer into fall, area residents may want to consider scheduling their flu shots to ward off some of the worst winter effects Mother Nature has to offer.
According to Barry County Health Department Administrator Roger Brock, there is not expected to be shortage of flu vaccine for this year.
"The vaccine will include the three strains that we think will be most prevalent, including the H1N1 strain," Brock said. "So far, there have been no reported cases of H1N1 in Barry County this year, but there remains a potential this season for Type A influenza."
Brock said that the Barry County Health Department should have an adequate supply of vaccine available mid- to late September. Cost of the vaccinations will again be $15.