Shelby County Health Department Tests Ability to Mass Vaccinate

by

comment

Screen_shot_2014-10-09_at_1.33.32_PM.png

The Shelby County Health Department will be dispensing free flu shots this Saturday, October 11th at Hickory Ridge Mall as part of their "Point of Dispensing" exercise.

The annual exercise tests the health department's ability to mass vaccinate the public in a short period of time. According to a press release about the event, "exercises like these are very timely given the recent increase of infectious diseases across the country."

If a real pandemic were to break out, a Point of Dispensing event would be organized to quickly distribute vaccines, injections, or antibiotics. To increase the realism of the exercise this Saturday, flu shots will be dispensed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or while supplies last.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Add a comment