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COC hosts flu clinic

A thousand locals receive free immunization

Posted: October 30, 2010 5:00 a.m.
Updated: October 30, 2010 5:00 a.m.

Nurse Bethany Lorca attaches a wrist band to a patient, which indicates he is cleared to receive a flu vaccine Friday at a free clinic at College of the Canyons’ Valencia campus.

 


More than 1,000 local residents
flocked to College of
the Canyons on Friday to get
their shots in time for this
year's flu season.

The free clinic was organized
by the community college,
the city and numerous
county agencies, with nearly
2,000 shots available.
The flu clinic has been
held for five years.

During the four-hour
event, flu vaccines were administered
to 1,015 people.
Of those, 278 were of the nasal
variety and 13 were pediatric
vaccinations.

A number of tetanus, toxoid-diptheria-accellular
pertussis or Tdap, and
pneumonia shots were also
distributed during the event,
bringing the total number of
shots administered to 1,518.
Tdap is the vaccination for
the condition more commonly
known as whooping
cough.

Organizers this year
changed the clinic so that
residents would have to walk
up to get their shots.
Previously, residents were
able to drive through stations
in the COC parking lot where
nurses administered shots as
people sat in their cars.

 

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