By: Christine Souders
Young children are a prime target for catching the flu. So what does that mean for QC businesses whose customers are mainly kids?
Here's what one local hang out is doing to help stop the flu from spreading.
The QC Entertainment Center in Moline has hundreds of kids coming through their doors on a weekly basis. and workers there say this flu season, they're especially focused on keeping their arcade games germ free.
"We do not want them to get sick from a visit to someplace that's supposed to be fun," said Brenda Fleetwood who doesn't want the arcade to be the reason for a flu outbreak.
So she said she's constantly wiping down anything and everything with antibacterial soap and sanitizer, "Any surface where their hands will touch."
A good idea since not everyone has the flu shot. Jennifer Urven was at the arcade with her three kids who aren't vaccinated, and she said one of her children has already been bitten by the bug,"I just hope we don't get again because it was bad."
But she said there's no sense in hiding from it, "I guess I'm not one to get nervous about that kind of stuff, if its gonna happen, it's gonna happen."
We talked to another mom who said both her kids got the shot, and isn't sure she'd bring her kids here if they hadn't, "It'd be a stronger possibility I wouldn't, just with all the germs around," said Laura Weber.
But whether or not kids are protected, Brenda said she's there with the spray bottle, "That way when the next person comes, there won't be any germs for that person to catch."
Heath officials we talked to said if your kids are showing symptoms of the flu, it's best to stay away from places where there are lots of people.