As part of their emergency preparedness planning, the San Juan County Health and Community Services Department will be conducting a drive-thru influenza vaccination clinic at Lopez School on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The clinic will be set up to test drive-thru capabilities, such as traffic flow and service directly to each vehicle. Planning involves personnel from the Lopez School District, Lopez Fire Department Emergency Responders, San Juan County Public Works, San Juan County Sheriff and Department of Emergency Management. Workers will handle traffic control, check medical information and administer the vaccinations without the recipients ever leaving their vehicles.
Influenza vaccine will be available for all ages from 6 months and older. Cost is $15 for children through 18 years and $28 for 19 years and above. (Please have cash or checks ready.) Insurance billing can be done for Medicare Part B, and Medicaid.
An immunization station will be set up inside where vaccines for tetanus/diphtheria, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis and pneumococcal disease will also be available. Adults who wish to get other vaccines in addition to influenza will be directed to park their vehicles and walk inside to the middle school commons. Vaccine for children will also be administered inside.
For further information, contact the Health Department at 378-4474.