GCHD Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic
The Grundy County Health Department is bringing back the drive-thru flu shot clinic for 2018.
The drive-thru format gives the Grundy County Health Department an opportunity to practice its emergency mass dispensing plan.
“It has been five years since we held our drive-thru flu shot clinic. The event has been very popular in the past, we vaccinated as many as 800 people in just four hours. The drive-thru clinic is an excellent way for us to practice the plans we have to dispense medication to our whole community in the event of a public health crisis. We hope the public will come out and support the clinic as they have in the past,” said Kelli Hillerman, RN, BSN, Emergency Response Planner for the Grundy County Health Department.
The drive-thru clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 17 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and will serve Grundy County residents 18 years of age and older.
The same locations and route will be used:
Route begins on southbound Princeton Road (access via Oklahoma Avenue)
Paperwork checkpoint at the First Christian Church (1700 Princeton Road)
Vaccinations given at the Grundy County Emergency Services Complex
Participants can download all the documents they need in advance.
“The clinic runs more quickly and efficiently when the documents are completed in advance but participants do not have to download the documents to participate, said Hillerman, “If you don’t have access to a computer, packets will be available at the Grundy County Health Department office prior to October 16.”
Additional volunteers are needed for this year’s clinic; if you’d like to assist, please contact Abby Oberman.
Additional clinic dates will be announced for children and adults that cannot be present on the day of the event.