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Thomas Co. offering drive-thru flu shots

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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - On September 11th, 2001 we learned our lives can be rocked at any moment.

And while we have yet to experience a bio-terrorist attack, the possibility is always there. "We need to have a plan in order so we can immunize or give the public medications within the first 24 to 48 hours," said Health Department RN Tiann Taylor.

The Thomas County Health Department and their community partners set up a drive-thru flu shot drive to practice widespread vaccination distribution.

Organizers say preparation is going smoothly. "So I would say the event is going as planned. I'm sure there will be kinks along the way, but in an emergency situation that's what we have to prepare for is working out the kinks and going on," said Taylor.

Julie Miller is the Emergency Preparedness Director for the Southwest Public Health District. She said at Tuesday's meeting she saw an entire community come together.  "I saw a variety of traditional partners as well as non-traditional partners at the table working towards the improvement of a plan and it becomes a model for the region to say this is how you do it. This is how you do it very well.

The shots are $25 each and they will accept Medicare and Medicaid. 

The flu shot drive-thru will be held next Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hand in Hand Primary School.

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