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FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 19, 2012

Information is from the County of Yolo

The Yolo County Health Department will be holding five free seasonal influenza vaccination clinics throughout Yolo County this fall.  Besides providing flu vaccine to the community, the clinics also test the county’s mass vaccination response.  To assist in both efforts, volunteers with a variety of skills are needed to staff four of the clinics.  Volunteer opportunities include:

•    Runners – assist all staff by helping clients, getting/delivering supplies, providing breaks for staff
•    Traffic Control & Interior Security – work with uniformed officers to provide security services at each site
•    Inventory Control – keep track of all vaccines, supplies, etc. on site
•    Paperwork Collection – work with clients to ensure that all medical records are collected and information materials are given
•    Translation – assist clients with alternate language needs
•    Greeting/Triage – meet clients and provide information
•    Medical Screening – assist clients by identifying the vaccine they are eligible for at the site

The mass flu vaccination clinics will be held as follows (more information to follow at a later date — watch the News-Ledger newspaper):

•    Saturday, October 13, Westmore Oaks Elementary Schoolin West Sacramento
•    Wednesday, October 17, Winters Community Center
•    Saturday, October 27, Esparto Fire Department
•    Saturday, November 17, Douglass Middle School in Woodland

In addition to the above, a small flu vaccination clinic will be held on Tuesday, October 16 at the Davis Senior Center.  Volunteers will not be needed for this clinic.

Volunteering to help at mass vaccination clinics can count towards high school community service hours.  For more information, or to sign up, e-mail: volunteer.coordinator@yolocounty.org.

Note: the Yolo County Health Department also provides seasonal flu vaccine for $10.00 as part of the regularly scheduled public health immunization clinic held every Tuesday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Yolo County Health Department, located at 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.  Note: those unable to pay for a flu vaccine will not be turned away.

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Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke