Gila County Health Dept. conducted a drive thru Flu clinic as an exercise on Friday, Nov. 8 at High Desert Middle School. This exercise was to practice and if needed improve the ability to provide vaccines, medication and other medical supplies to a large community of people during a public health emergency.
The parking lot of High Desert Middle School was set up with separate stations to assist in the drill. Participants would drive up to each station and never had to exit their vehicle. All paperwork and vaccines were given through the vehicle window.
Each person who participated Friday received one ticket from each station they stopped at for the raffle, up to four tickets.
Haven Health donated a 50 inch smart TV and two $100 Visa gift cards, Guayo’s on the Trail donated a $25 gift certificate and J&R’s El Rey donated a $50 gift certificate to be raffled off. There were 69 participants in the exercise and Supervisor Tim Humphrey helped pick the winning tickets live on Facebook.
Carl Melford commented that the exercise was a success and thanked all the sponsors who donated items and Guild Consulting for facilitating the exercise.