O'Hare Airport helping travelers ward off the flu

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's Department of Aviation wants you to leave the flu at home, so it's offering flu shots to travelers passing through O'Hare International Airport.

The Aviation Department announced Tuesday that flu vaccines are available in each of the airport's domestic terminals in time for the approaching holiday travel season and winter flu season.

The shots are administered by staff from the University of Illinois at Chicago Clinic at the airport. They're available at post-security kiosks in Terminals 1 and 3 and at the UIC clinic in Terminal 2.

The vaccines are $30 for travelers and $24 for airport employees. Most insurance and Medicare are accepted.

Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans rolled up her sleeve for a shot to promote the effort. She's encouraging passengers and airport employees to do the same.