Four sites, more than 40 Bon Secours volunteers and eight hundred doses of seasonal flu vaccine were the numbers behind the expanded, second annual Drive Thru Flu Shots Clinics.
Saturday morning, Oct. 3, the flu shots were given at Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View and at DePaul Medical Center. Afternoon clinics were held at Maryview Medical Center and at the Health Center at Virginia Beach. Cars were lined up and waiting for the clinics to open.
Held in mid-November in 2008, the predicted early onset of 2009’s flu season and the double threat of seasonal and H1N1 (Swine) flu strains influenced Bon Secours to hold the Flu Shot clinics weeks earlier.
Final numbers are not yet in, but the flu shots were well-attended at all locations. Volunteers estimated that more than 750 vaccinations were given. Bon Secours was allotted 25 infant vaccination doses and 75 pediatrics doses. At Saturday’s end, just a few of each remained. The Virginia Beach clinic closed early after it had used all of its vaccines.
- Additional flu shots will be available for the same amount ($20) at the two upcoming Bon Secours “Girls Night Out “events: