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COC To Host Free Flu Shot Clinic

The City of Santa Clarita is joining the L.A. County Department of Public Health, College of the Canyons and L.A. County Sheriff’s Department for a flu immunization Point of Dispensing on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.

The flu-immunization POD will be held in the East Physical Education building on the College of the Canyons Valencia campus, located off Rockwell Canyon Road. Parking will be in adjacent lots, and the vaccine will be dispensed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or while supplies last.

“Hundreds of community members show up every year, and we expect the same turn out for this year’s flu POD,” said Bruce Battle, managing director at COC.

Inoculations against the seasonal flu at the POD are provided free of charge and will be dispensed at this event in anticipation of an active flu season.

In addition, the flu POD tests the community’s Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) response for a potential bioterrorism attack or pandemic. The purpose of the CRI plan is to treat an impacted, mass population with medications within a short time period.

COC nursing students administer most of the vaccinations and EMT students participate in the pre-screening process.

Those seeking flu-immunization at the POD should leave their pets at home (with the exception of service animals), as they are not allowed on the College of the Canyons Valencia campus and should not be present when vaccines are being administered. Click here for more information.