(September 21, 2020 Aledo, IL) The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) will begin taking appointments for flu shots. This year is particularly important to consider a flu shot as an added layer of protection from respiratory infection and the complications that can develop with the influenza viruses. Flu shot appointments will be held beginning October 5, 2020 on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Due to COVID restrictions and the need to keep the public safe, we will not offer walk-in immunizations this year. If you prefer to remain in your vehicle for your immunization, please let us know that when you call for your appointment. We ask that you if you are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms prior to your appointment, that you call and reschedule.