(October 5, 2020 Aledo, IL) Due to the increased demand for flu vaccines, the Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) will begin hosting walk in clinics 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 walk in clinics will be held beginning October 5, 2020 on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 and 1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. Due to COVID restrictions and the need to keep the public safe, we may require you to remain in your car to wait if we have several clients at one time. Masks will be required to enter the health department. We ask that you if you are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms please stay home and contact your provider for guidance.