FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2007
Joint-Agency Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic on Friday
Subject: Community Flu-shot clinic
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2007
Place: Parking lots #7 and #8, College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Contact: John McElwain, (661) 362-5604
Event: Flu shots will be administered to the public from 10 am to 1 pm. It is a stay-in-your-car, roll-down-your-window, roll-up-your-sleeve, get-a-flu-shot and drive off event.
The flu-shot production line is a joint effort on the part of College of the Canyons, the L.A. County Department of Public Health, the City of Santa Clarita and the L.A. County Sheriff and Fire Departments. It is anticipated that 1,200 flu shots will be administered during this 3-hour period.
Flu shots are often provided to the public in anticipation of an active flu season but the event serves a secondary purpose. This exercise will also test the Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) response during a bioterrorism attack. The purpose of the CRI plan is to treat an impacted, mass population with medications within a short time period. Under the plan, the drive thru clinic is called a rapid point of dispensing or POD. College of the Canyons is a designated POD site for the bioterrorism plan.
Flu shots will be administered by College of the Canyons nursing students under the supervision of nursing instructors and LA County Department of Public Health personnel.