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Mike and Patty Flora, Apple Valley, made it easy for nurses to give their flu shot Thursday evening at the fairgrounds. Debbie Eiden, R.N. administered the shots to the Floras who have used the convenience of the drive-through since it has been available.
Mike and Patty Flora, Apple Valley, made it easy for nurses to give their flu shot Thursday evening at the fairgrounds. Debbie Eiden, R.N. administered the shots to the Floras who have used the convenience of the drive-through since it has been available. (Photo by Virgil Shipley) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
September 7, 2012 12:25 pm EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — A steady stream of cars entered the Knox County Fairgrounds Thursday evening to take advantage of the eighth annual drive-through flu shot clinic. The Knox County Health Department started the drive-through as a convenience to the public several years ago.

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People were so eager to have the flu shots they started lining up at the east entrance gate to the fairgrounds before the five o’clock starting time. Communication director Pam Palm said they opened the gates early because cars were backed up to Wooster Road.

There are forms to fill out and that was the first stop for those, 18 years and up, to record their names, addresses and who pays the money for the shots. Help filling out the form were provided by Health Department personnel. Then there was the second line leading up to the commerce building where cars were directed to the two lanes through the building. There nurses administered the flu shot with people seated in their cars.

Then there was the exit out the west end of the building and down the drives to the south exit of the fairgrounds. The setup worked so well that 300 people got their flu shots in the 5 to 7:30 p.m. time frame of the clinic.


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