Drive-through clinic a success


Staff Report



Nursing students from Ohio University, along with nursing staff from the Meigs County Health Department, administered flu vaccines to individuals in their vehicles during the Drive-through Flu Clinic on Saturday morning at the Meigs County Fairgrounds.


Nursing students from Ohio University, along with nursing staff from the Meigs County Health Department, administered flu vaccines to individuals in their vehicles during the Drive-through Flu Clinic on Saturday morning at the Meigs County Fairgrounds.


Nursing students from Ohio University, along with nursing staff from the Meigs County Health Department, administered flu vaccines to individuals in their vehicles during the Drive-through Flu Clinic on Saturday morning at the Meigs County Fairgrounds.


ROCKSPRINGS — Meigs County Health Department’s (MCHD) held its first “Drive-through Flu Vaccination Clinic” on Saturday at the Meigs County Fairgrounds.

This clinic was provided as an option to the traditional flu-shot clinic and as a test of MCHD’s Medical Counter Measures, Mass Vaccination and Point-of Dispensing Plans as well as a training for new members of the Meigs County Medical Reserve Corps (MCMRC). THe clinic was a success according to the health department.

From 9 a.m. to noon (a three hour period), MCHD vaccinated 36 individuals sitting in 24 cars. The total time from check-in to driving out was about 9 minutes per vehicle.

The MCMRC staff included three student nurses from Ohio University’s School of Nursing, two nurses from MCHD staff, and 4 “administrators” from MCHD.

The Meigs County Health Department would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the following contributors for our success:

· New Era Communications for the free (a public service) Broadband Internet for the morning.

· The Meigs County Fair board for the use of the fairgrounds.

· The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office for site security.

· Ohio University School of Nursing.

· Bill Spaun for offering the Shade River Coon-hunters Club as a comfort station.

· Meigs EMA/LEPC for exercise signage.

· And all of our flu shot “patients” and participants.

This clinic let individuals experience a flu shot without a long-walk or stairs or other discomfort associated with going to a doctor’s office, the health department, or other sites. MCHD accepted all medical cards, all private health insurance cards and could even accept credit cards/debit cards to cover the vaccine costs.

Flu shots are offered on a walk-in basis from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays and other weekdays by appointment at the MCHD office.

MCHD looks forward to doing it again, concluded a news release on the event.

Information provided by the Meigs County Health Department.

Nursing students from Ohio University, along with nursing staff from the Meigs County Health Department, administered flu vaccines to individuals in their vehicles during the Drive-through Flu Clinic on Saturday morning at the Meigs County Fairgrounds.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/10/web1_10.13-Flu-Clinic-12017101274640485.jpgNursing students from Ohio University, along with nursing staff from the Meigs County Health Department, administered flu vaccines to individuals in their vehicles during the Drive-through Flu Clinic on Saturday morning at the Meigs County Fairgrounds.

Nursing students from Ohio University, along with nursing staff from the Meigs County Health Department, administered flu vaccines to individuals in their vehicles during the Drive-through Flu Clinic on Saturday morning at the Meigs County Fairgrounds.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/10/web1_10.13-Flu-Clinic-2201710127464582.jpgNursing students from Ohio University, along with nursing staff from the Meigs County Health Department, administered flu vaccines to individuals in their vehicles during the Drive-through Flu Clinic on Saturday morning at the Meigs County Fairgrounds.

Nursing students from Ohio University, along with nursing staff from the Meigs County Health Department, administered flu vaccines to individuals in their vehicles during the Drive-through Flu Clinic on Saturday morning at the Meigs County Fairgrounds.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/10/web1_10.13-Flu-Clinic-32017101274649701.jpgNursing students from Ohio University, along with nursing staff from the Meigs County Health Department, administered flu vaccines to individuals in their vehicles during the Drive-through Flu Clinic on Saturday morning at the Meigs County Fairgrounds.

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