Clackamas County and partners welcome all county residents to a Free Vaccination Clinic from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Clackamas Town Center in the event tent in the parking lot located at the corner of 82nd Ave. and Monterey Ave.
“This event is a great opportunity for families to protect themselves from the flu, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis A, as well as the health risks associated with these diseases,” said Erica Wright, Clackamas County Public Health Division’s Immunization Program Coordinator. “We’ve all heard about the recent measles outbreaks in our community, but there have also been outbreaks of Hepatitis A, which is another highly contagious virus that can be deadly. Immunization is the best way to protect yourself and those close to you.”
Influenza is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine-preventable disease in the US. Every year, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized and there is an average of nearly 24,000 deaths related to influenza and its complications.
Free flu, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), and hepatitis A vaccines will be offered to children and adults on a first-come, first-served basis or until the supply of vaccines lasts. Vaccines are a safe and effective way for people to help prevent the spread of disease and to help keep our families and communities healthy.
The clinic will serve as a training exercise to simulate an emergency mass vaccination event where the health department and local agencies would work together to efficiently vaccinate communities.
Community partners supporting this clinic include Clackamas Community College; Clackamas County Health, Housing & Human Services; Clackamas Fire District #1; North Clackamas Schools; Providence Milwaukie Hospital; Rotary Club of Clackamas; and Walla Walla University.