Come one, come all! The Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) is conducting a FREE drive-thru flu shot clinic in Grass Valley for the public on Tuesday, October 3, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (or while supplies last) in the parking lot of Twin Cities Church at 11726 Rough and Ready Highway.
The drive-thru clinic is for adults and children 3 years of age and older. (If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the next month, please see your primary care or prenatal care provider to get your annual flu vaccination). Participants will only be able to access
the parking lot using the westbound lane off of Rough and Ready Highway; no eastbound access will be allowed due to safety concerns.This is a drive-thru only event; all participants will be required to stay in their vehicles. Again, due to safety concerns, walkups and bicycles will not be permitted.
The purpose of the drive-thru event is twofold: to provide free flu shots to community members and to give NCPHD staff and community partners a chance to practice and evaluate response levels and preparedness in the event of a large communicable disease outbreak or public health emergency. If a significantly large communicable disease outbreak occurs, such as a pandemic, NCPHD will not want individuals to congregate in large spaces to receive prophylactic medicines. The drive-thru mechanism allows for county residents to receive medicine without ever leaving their car, thus protecting not only themselves, but friends, family and the community as a whole.
The Public Health Department is hoping for a large response from the community, not only to protect residents from the flu, but also to learn valuable lessons and enhance response efforts for future exercises.
Public participation is essential to making this exercise a success, so please join in and help fight flu!
For more information or questions please call 530-470-2658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic
When: Tuesday, October 3rd, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (while supplies last)
Where: Twin Cities Church, 11726 Rough and Ready Highway, Grass Valley. Access the parking lot using the westbound lane off of Rough and Ready Highway; no eastbound access will be allowed due to safety concerns.