The Idaho Immunization Coalition and its Get Immunized, Idaho advocacy group, will host a drive-thru flu shot clinic on Saturday, November 21 from 11am to 3pm. Flu shots will be available at no cost to anyone over six months of age (insurer will be billed when applicable). Idaho State University College of Pharmacy students will be on hand to distribute the vaccine and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience from the comforts of your car. Get Immunized, Idaho and its team of parents, community members and experts are excited about this partnership and moving forward in their mission to create a healthy Idaho.
A previous clinic held in Meridian in early October provided 650 people with a flu shot. ISU student pharmacists, nurses and PAs administered the shots, helped direct traffic, screen for COVID-19 symptoms and help patients complete paperwork. Idaho Governor Brad Little and First Lady Teresa Little were first in line for their flu shots that day.
“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. We hope to see a lot of people there.”
WHAT: Get Immunized, Idaho Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic
WHEN: Saturday, November 21, 11:00am to 3:00pm
WHERE: Idaho State University-Holt Arena
550 Memorial Drive, Pocatello, ID, 83201
NO COST to anyone, no matter your income
“We are excited to again partner with the Idaho Immunization Coalition in order to provide flu shots for so many people in the Pocatello/Chubbuck area. 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, diabetes and heart disease screening, cholesterol checks and more to over 12,000 people per year.” Walter L. Fitzgerald, Jr., BPharm, MS, JD, Dean for the College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University. “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.”
*All members of the media are asked to please wear a mask.
The flu shot clinic is made possible thanks to our incredible sponsors; Idaho State University Kasiska Division of Health Sciences, Albertsons, and Southeastern Idaho Public Health