|Spreading Disease Flu Shots|
On Friday, Dec. 14, the Otero County Health Department (OCHD) and multiple partner agencies will be having a drive-through flu vaccination clinic at the Arkansas Valley Fairgrounds in Rocky Ford. The vaccinations will be administered free of charge. "OCHD has done many mass vaccination clinics in the past, however, they have always been inside a building. We have never done a drive-through clinic before, so this will be a first for us," stated Rick Ritter, OCHD executive director and incident commander for the event.
|Flu Shot Clinic Line|
Susan Workman, OCHD Director of Nursing and Operations Section Chief for the event, said that "a drive-through clinic is a great way to contain a deadly new contagion, since potentially sick people are staying in their cars and not in a building spreading infection." Mike Moreno, who is in charge of traffic flow for the event, asks that "drivers be very aware of their surroundings, drive slowly, cautiously, courteously, and follow the directions of signs and of the attendants, who will have on brightly-colored vests."
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