September 24, 2015: The first of a series of free flu clinics was held today at Jack Reardon Convention Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Folks from all walks of life stopped by to take advantage of this great opportunity to get protected against influenza, a serious, sometimes even fatal, vaccine-preventable disease. Media coverage was provided by Meryl Lin McKean, Fox 4 News, and Ali Hoxie Channel 41 Action News.
Fox 4, Meryl Lin McKean: http://fox4kc.com/2015/09/24/free-flu-shots-offered-in-metro/
Jack Dee, the Bee Wise bee, flitted around outside the free flu clinic to attract attention 🙂
Ali Hoxie, KSHB Channel 41 Action News had some fun while she helped increase the buzz around the event.
Brandon and Anahi Valenzuela (and their mother, Margarita) were some of the first to get their shots today.
A grateful Kansas City KS resident shows the evidence.
Interns Betsy Dee, Amethyst McPhee, and Regina Weir, MAIC Coordinator.
Thanks to all who made this possible:
MCHC interns Betsy Dee, who was invaluable in setting up the whole series of free flu clinics, and Amethyst McPhee, who helped staff the table and guide people through the process today.
The staff of Jack Reardon Convention Center, particularly Jonni Sherrow, Director of Catering Sales, Hilton Garden Inn.
Here is the schedule for the rest of the clinics, from now until November 3. Plan now to attend one and get your free flu shot: