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Drive-Through Flu Shot and COVID Vaccine Clinic Set Oct. 16 at Holt Arena

October 11, 2021

A woman gives a vaccine at a drive-through clinic

The Idaho State University College of Pharmacy and the Idaho Immunization Coalition will host a drive-through flu shot and COVID vaccine clinic on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. at Holt Arena in Pocatello. 

Flu shots will be available at no cost to anyone over 6 months of age (the insurer will be billed when applicable). 

COVID-19 vaccine will be available at no cost to anyone over 18 years of age (the insurer will be billed when applicable). 

For those wishing to be vaccinated, please plan to wear a short sleeved shirt.

“We are in the middle of a pandemic and staying as healthy as possible is more important than ever. The flu is the deadliest vaccine preventable illness in the U.S., and everyone is at risk,” said Karen Sharpnack, Executive Director of the Idaho Immunization Coalition. “This clinic is an easy and free way for people to protect themselves, their families, and their communities from the flu and COVID-19. We hope to see a lot of people there.”

“We are excited to again partner with the Idaho Immunization Coalition in order to provide flu shots and COVID vaccines for so many people in the Pocatello Chubbuck Community. The College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University has a long-standing tradition of supporting the communities where our campuses are located by offering flu shots, COVID vaccines, diabetes and heart disease screening, cholesterol checks and more to over 12,000 people per year,” says Walter L. Fitzgerald, Jr., BPharm, MS, JD, dean for the College of Pharmacy. "Student pharmacists value opportunities to practice these skills, not just to bolster their educational outcomes, but to promote the health and well-being of their fellow community members as well. Operations such as this drive-up clinic that include both the experiential learning component and opportunity to improve public health allow for students and citizens to mutually benefit."

 


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