Community Flu Shot Clinic

WHO:             RiverStone Health Emergency Preparedness

WHAT:           Community Flu Shot Clinic, 700 FREE shots available. First come, first serve.

WHEN:          Tuesday, September 26, 4pm – 7pm.

WHERE:        MetraPark: Montana Pavilion.  Drive-thru Clinic available for people with limited mobility.

 WHY:             The Clinic tests RiverStone Health’s ability to provide medicine in a public health emergency by setting up a temporary site called a Point of Dispensing.

You can get your yearly flu shot for free while helping RiverStone Health practice its emergency preparedness capabilities. On September 26, from 4-7 p.m., RiverStone Health will hold a Community Flu Shot Clinic at MetraPark: Montana Pavilion.  A total of 700 free vaccinations will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Everyone 6 months and older should have a yearly immunization to protect against influenza, a serious disease that causes several million illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths each year in the United States.

A drive-thru vaccination option will be available for people who have difficulty getting out of their vehicles. The drive-thru station will be in the lower parking lot, outside the Montana Pavilion. Paperwork and vaccination can all be done from inside your vehicle. Look for BlueCross Blue Shield’s white Care Van.

All participants will need to be registered and screened before being given a seasonal influenza vaccination. Community members are encouraged to participate in this emergency preparedness exercise. If you have questions, please call 657.6407.

The Community Flu Shot Clinic tests RiverStone Health’s ability to provide medicine in a public health emergency. In a health emergency, plans to deliver antibiotics, vaccines, antidotes or medical supplies rely on setting up temporary sites called Points of Dispensing, or PODs.  As part of the drill, RiverStone Health will open a POD at MetraPark.