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Avoid the Flu...Just Drive Thru

 

Avoid the Flu – Just Drive Thru

Drive Through Flu POD Event November 15 in Rapid City

 

A Point-of-Dispense (POD) Event will take place on Wednesday, November 15, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Central States Fairgrounds Event Center.

In generous cooperation with the South Dakota Department of Health, 650 doses of flu vaccine are available. The influenza vaccine (flu shot) will be administered by the South Dakota Dept. of Health and other medical nurses to all who want it, regardless of age, while supplies last for this drive-thru flu event. Consent forms, while in the past have been paper, will be 100% completed using the fast “online consent form”.
**Reserve your flu vaccination for yourself or others in your family using this link
https://my.primary.health/l/rapid-city-pod or by using the QR code to complete your consent form. Complete the form today and reserve your spot, there’s no need to wait until the next week.

 

The involvement of Pennington County Emergency Management in this exercise is not only to help inoculate the population with the influenza vaccine but also to test our POD plan in a Drive-Through event.
Although influenza is a yearly seasonal illness, three influenza pandemics have occurred in the 20th century. One of which – the infamous "Spanish flu [H1N1]" of 1918 – was responsible for more than twenty million deaths worldwide and greater than 550,000 deaths in the U.S.

Visit www.rcpcem.com to learn about this event and other preparedness steps you can take for yourself and your family.

 

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Alexa White

Deputy Director

Rapid City - Pennington County Emergency Management

130 Kansas City Street, Ste. 130A

Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

www.rcpcem.com

Office: 605.394.2185  /  Cell: 605.381.8571

SDEMA Board

SD CEM-A

Regional PIO Network Coordinator

 

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