1562 Free Flu Shots Given FridayNovember 3rd, 2009 by Joe Burgess
The event started at 7 a.m., with the added difficulty of working by the light of car headlights shining the windows, because electricity wasn’t restored to the area until around 10:30, after storms the night before.
This year, a total of 1562 shots were given: 1426 were for the seasonal flu; 136 were for the H1N1 strain, which was available only for priority risk residents (as designated by the state) such as expectant mothers.
Last year over 1600 shots were given, but this year, workers used all of the available vaccine before 3 o’clock.
Karen Brown, administrator of the local health unit, seemed pleased with the days results, and complimented the 50 staff and volunteers, who made the event possible.
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