LA CROSSE, Wis. -- As we head into the winter season, you hear a lot of reminders that it's a good idea to get a flu shot. Saturday, local kids could get one for free thanks to a couple of Viterbo nursing students.

They organized and ran a family flu clinic at the La Crosse Public Library.

It was put on with help from the County Health Department.

Children ages 6 months to 18 years of age received the vaccine for free. It was available in either mist or shot form.

"It's especially important for kids to get the vaccine because they are younger, and I don't think that people realized the flu is deadly and it kills people every year. This will help protect them against that," said Viterbo student Megan Anderson.

Kids also got to play some games at the clinic to try to make getting a flu shot a less scary experience.