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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN ORANGE COUNTY PROVIDES 468 FLU VACCINES DURING DRIVE-THRU FLU EVENT

By Kent Donahue

November 12, 2019

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) wrapped up a very successful one day Drive-thru Flu shot event at Freedom High School in Orlando. 

Starting at 10am in the morning and finishing at 4pm in the afternoon, DOH-Orange nurses administered a total of 468 Flu vaccines that were available to individuals 6 months and older. In addition to the Flu shots, 100 hepatitis A vaccines were provided to adults 19 and older during the event. Both vaccines were provided at no-cost to individuals. 

The event made it possible for residents to roll in, roll up a sleeve and receive a flu shot safely and quickly while remaining in their vehicles, and roll out. 

The total number of Flu vaccines administered at this year’s event more than tripled the total from last year’s one day event where 143 Flu vaccines were administered. 

“Many thanks to all of our staff who participated, directly or indirectly, in the Flu event,” said Dr. Raul Pino, Interim Director of DOH-Orange. “We are grateful to your dedication to serve.” 

The success of the event was based on months of planning which was rooted in the lessons learned from previous Point of Dispensing training exercises engineered by DOH-Orange’s Emergency Operations team. 

For those in the community who still need their Flu shot, they can contact DOH-Orange’s Immunization program at 407-858-1444 to make an appointment.