Richland County Health Department Pleased With Drive-Through Flu Clinic; Sets Record

 

October 20, 2021 | View PDF

Volunteer nurses Heidi Stortroen, LPN (Sidney Sugars Occupational Health Nurse) and Becky Bradley, LPN, Richland County Safety Coordinator preparing their stations. (Submitted photo)

The Richland County Health Department is pleased with the turnout at the 2nd Annual Drive Thru Flu Clinic.

Held on Thursday, Sept. 30, the drive-through clinic vaccinated exactly 400 community members. The clinic was a collaborative effort between the health department, Volunteers in Action, Sidney Volunteer Fire Department, and Communities in Action AmeriCorps members. To make the clinic run smoothly required the work of 45 total volunteers and staff, which included 7 volunteer nurses, 17 support volunteers, 18 health department staff, and 3 AmeriCorps members, and logistical support from Disaster and Emergency Services and Richland County Public Works.

In addition to the 400 doses of vaccine given at the flu clinic, the department administered 122 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the regular clinic on Tuesday, plus an additional 47 doses of flu and other routine vaccines on Monday and Wednesday. This is a record total of 569 total vaccines given in one week! This is in addition to maintaining COVID-19 case investigations, WIC, Family Planning, Environmental Health and other services!


The health department will continue to offer flu shots on Mondays and Wednesday by appointment, and COVID vaccines on Tuesdays from 12:30-3 p.m.

 

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