Wow. As Twitchy reported, many are wearing masks as a precaution as the flu spreads. And many others are trying to get the flu vaccine now in order to protect themselves. However, that is becoming increasingly difficult to do.
Never seen a line for the health clinic at target before.
About 15 deep for the flu shot
— Michele Tafoya (@Michele_Tafoya) January 11, 2013
In some places people are getting the #flu standing in line for up to 7 hrs to get a flu shot. I'll take my chances and say no shot for me.
— chris h (@tolyn69) January 13, 2013
— Sera Congi (@seracongi) January 11, 2013
— Bree Sison (@BreeSison) January 12, 2013
In line at the Sage Ave drive-thru flu clinic now. 400 shots have already been given with 2 hours to go. pic.twitter.com/Fk87qRwg
— MichaelDumasPRO (@MichaelDumasPRO) January 11, 2013
2 hours in line at cvs for a flu shot. #sickofthisshit
— Chris Zurich (@Zurich_Music) January 8, 2013
@SpecialReport Got flu shot yesterday after 4 clinics & pharmacy. Waited over an hour at a pharmacy. Long lines for shots.
— Karen H Turner (@karenhturner) January 12, 2013
Celebrity Nicky Hilton weighs in.
— Nicky Rothschild (@NickyHilton) January 11, 2013
Easier said than done now, Nicky. Many places are running out, or have already run out, of the vaccine.
Some local pharmacies, doctor’s offices running out of flu shots – http://t.co/HVmhWwuk
— WSOCTV (@wsoctv) January 11, 2013
Doctor office is out of flu shots an these parents are freakinggggg the f out !
— Lexus (@_lexusserina) January 12, 2013
Damn we all gon die RT @ColorrxMe_Badd: Doctor's office ran out of flu shots?
— #TheVoice (@PeachEvrything) January 12, 2013
Costco is out of flu shots. You're Costco, I thought y'all had underground bunkers full of all this shit
— fakeasshandsomemcgee (@officialdowney) January 10, 2013
Lots of pharmacies in Greenwich Village out of flu vaccine but say they expect more shipments by Monday.
— Katharine Q. Seelye (@kseelye) January 12, 2013
Oh no, my doctor is out of flu shots. Well, now I'm headed over to…hey, wait a minute! I ain't tellin' u! Tell u when I get back!
— Yvonne J. Medley (@YvonneJMedley) January 11, 2013
Why she won’t tell where she is going to get a flu shot? To avoid lines like this:
Long lines @ 22 free flu clinics in Boston. Mayor declared a public health emergency, w/over 700 reported flu cases in city. #wbz
— Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) January 12, 2013
Long ass line for flu shot yesterday pic.twitter.com/7RtLyCCZ
— Daniel Singh (@SH3R89) January 11, 2013
— Chris Rofidal (@RofidalChris) January 12, 2013
It's a long wait to get the flu shot! Lets hope this line goes by quickly! http://t.co/uF4720zG
— Amber Ooley (@AmberOoley) January 12, 2013
Already a line at the free flu shot clinic at Borgess H&F. About 15-20 people getting shots now. 275 free ones. pic.twitter.com/axNZw60L
— Jessica Wheeler (@jessicawheeler3) January 11, 2013
Line for the flu shot is thiiick! http://t.co/bX1cdC0H
— Ashleigh (@sweetashleigh) January 10, 2013
— Matt Brownell (@Brownellorama) January 11, 2013
Quite a line for flu shots this morning http://t.co/iRUEqEmC
— Cardboard Mercenary (@CardboardMerx) January 10, 2013
— Carol Morgan (@carol3mo) January 12, 2013
— Megan Stone (@MeganStoneCT) January 11, 2013
Expect the long waits to continue:
— Emily Hill (@ehill_press) January 11, 2013
Indeed. Stay healthy, everyone! Twitter can help; Twitter users are tweeting information to let others know where the flu shot is still available.
Still looking for a flu shot in #Rockville? Walgreen's in obscure Fortune Terrace off Seven Locks has them. Downtown Giant/CVS are out.
— Lisa Petrovich Smith (@lpsrocks) January 12, 2013
Getting my flu shot. One of the last olaces in W Seattle that still has vaccines. (@ Walgreens) http://t.co/QewiFxhN
— Tom Vasquez (@TVasquez) January 13, 2013
Took three stops but finally found a flu shot! Walgreens in Clover has a few left.
— RadBerky (@RBerkywcnc) January 12, 2013
If you are looking for flu shot in West End Richmond, Walgreens out until Monday afternoon ship, CVS's out, but Kroger Short Pump has it.
— ɹǝʎoɹ sǝʍ (@openupandsay) January 12, 2013
@Sl4pres just got my flu shot at CVS off m59 and crescent lk rd! Only place that has it besides Costco! ?
— Briannaaa❤ (@xoitsbriannaxo) January 11, 2013
The power of Twitter!