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No Cost to Anyone: Drive-Thru Flu and COVID-19 Shot Clinics

POCATELLO - September 27, 2022
 
The Idaho Immunization Coalition, in partnership with Idaho State University’s College of Pharmacy will host two drive-thru flu shot and coronavirus vaccine clinics on Saturday, October 8 in Pocatello and Saturday, October 15 in Meridian. Both events will run from 10am to 2pm.
 
The vaccines will be available at no cost and insurance will be billed when applicable. ISU pharmacy students will be on hand to distribute the vaccines and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience from the comforts of your vehicle. The Idaho Immunization Coalition and its team of parents, community members and experts are excited about this partnership and moving forward in its mission to create a healthy Idaho.
 
POCATELLO EVENT
WHAT: Idaho Immunization Coalition Drive-Thru Flu and COVID-19 Shot Clinic
WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 10am to 2pm
WHERE: Idaho State University-Holt Arena | 550 Memorial Drive, Pocatello, ID, 83201
COST: There is no cost to anyone, regardless of income or insurance status
 
MERIDIAN EVENT
WHAT: Idaho Immunization Coalition Drive-Thru Flu and COVID-19 Shot Clinic
WHEN: Saturday, October 15, 10am to 2pm
WHERE: Idaho State University-Meridian | 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID, 83642
COST: There is no cost to anyone, regardless of income or insurance status

“Vaccines are a safe and effective way of keeping ourselves, our loved ones, and our community protected from disease,” said Karen Sharpnack, executive director of the Idaho Immunization Coalition. “We are proud to offer this
no-cost option for families to get their flu shot or latest COVID booster in a safe environment and by trained professionals. Anyone living near or far is welcome to drive by!”

The COVID-19 vaccine will be available to anyone 12 years and older and the flu vaccine for those between 2-64 years old. For those 65 and older, the high-dose enhanced flu shot will also be available. Please wear a short-sleeved shirt if you plan to be immunized.

“We are proud to participate in an endeavor of this magnitude to immunize in the state of Idaho. Not only will so many receive a flu or COVID shot, which will aid in slowing the spread of disease in this particularly critical year, but students are also afforded the hands-on opportunities they need to become caring and competent pharmacists,” said Walter Fitzgerald, dean for the College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University.

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