Now that the city’s school system has started to dole out flu shots, adults are apparently realizing that they should get one, too.
On Wednesday, a three-hour line formed outside the Department of Health building on Flatbush Avenue Extension near Willoughby Street, and a worker at the center said it had been “besieged” by patients like Doug Wallace, 82, of Park Slope.
“No one wants to give me a flu shot this year,” he said, explaining how he ended up in the line. “I need it for my health. I went to my doctor and he said he’s not giving them this year, the hospital on my street where I was born doesn’t have them either.”
Here’s what else we heard from people on the line for the free shot:
By the end of the season, the city expects to supply 800,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine. Two million more doses are expected by January. To find the nearest center supplying free seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus shots near you visit the Health Department flu Web site.
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