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Mass vaccination training in Rochester

Around 1,00 people were given the flu vaccine during a mass vaccination training drill at Rochester Community and Technical College.

Posted: Thu Oct 11 15:38:55 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Oct 11 15:38:55 PDT 2018

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mass flu clinic-stngr-2 if there's a mass contagion emergency in the rochester area - the county is prepared. kimt news 3's annalise johnson joins us live in rochester to tell us about the mass vaccination test plan. annalise - what is this plan?xxx mass flu clinic-lintro-4 amy i'm here at rochester community and technical college's field house - where this morning - one thousand people were bussed to the location to receive the influenza vaccine. mass flu clinic-lintro-2 olmsted county public health and other services partnered to execute this plan - to make it as realistic as possible as if it was an emergency situation.xxx mass flu clinic-pkg-1 lowerthird2line:testing a mass vaccination plan rochester, mn nat: go ahead an find an open screener olmsted county public health is filing city and county employees and their families through the line to get the influenza vaccine. community services social worker tom olson went through the process today. mass flu clinic-pkg-4 "i think it helps to understand this is what you have to do and its to keep the community healthier and safe because it could happen" mass flu clinic-pkg-5 what could happen... is the need to vaccinate rochester community members quickly and efficiently during an emergency outbreak. amy evans is directing today's exercise. she explains that public health has had to put the plan to use before. mass flu clinic-pkg-3 "in 2009 - we had an infection called h1n1 that kind of went through the country so we provided vaccines to different people in the community." mass flu clinic-pkg-6 the goal is for the community to understand the process - and for staff to rehearse their role during a city-wide medical emergency. "its important for us to prepare for this because we dont know if at any point in time we will have an infectious disease outbreak that will require us to actually provide some type of vaccination or some type of medication. its easier to go through a mass vaccination clinic when there's a time of emergency than there is at the time of people going through their primary care provider. it takes a lot more time to schedule appointments and distribute that." tom has been through the mass vaccination clinic before - so he has some advice for people doing it for the first time. "just relax. its basically like going to your doctors office just with a bunch of people around" / mass flu clinic-ltag-2 set up for the clinic began last night - and they were ready to let people in at 10 a-m. the mass vaccination plan was last tested in 20-12. live in rochester annalise johnson kimt news 3. / thank you annalise. and the minnesota department of health released its first flu report today. it says the state's current influenza level is the next to lowest level on their scale. however - minnesota's last flu season was the worst the state has seen in the past 5 years. /
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