Caldwell County Health Department Annual Flu Drive-Thru

September 28th 2016

For Immediate Release

Anna Martin, MPH Health Promotion Supervisor Caldwell County Health Department 828-426-8506 amartin@caldwellcountync.org

Caldwell County Health Department Annual Flu Drive-Thru

Caldwell County Health Department will be holding its annual “Flu Drive-Thru Clinic” on Saturday, October 8th at the Caldwell County Health Department, 2345 Morganton BLVD SW, Lenoir, NC 28645. The drive-thru clinic is open to the public from 8:00am-10:00am. The flu vaccine being administered this year is the quadrivalent vaccine and is designed to protect against four different flu viruses: two influenza A (H1N1) viruses and two influenza B viruses.

Payment for flu vaccines can be made with cash, check, current Medicare part B card, current Medicaid card or any other private insurance card. You must present a copy of the front and back of your insurance card at time of service or you will be charged a $25 fee for the vaccine.

Flu consent forms must be filled out in order to receive the vaccination. For your convenience and to save time at the clinic, these forms can be found online at caldwellcountync.org or can be picked up at both the Caldwell County Health Department and at any of the Caldwell County library branches in Lenoir, Hudson and Granite Falls.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that getting vaccinated is the single best way for people to protect not only themselves against flu, but their loved ones as well. “As this year’s flu season approaches, remember these four simple tips to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others: wash your hands often, cover your cough, stay home when sick and get your flu vaccine,” said the Caldwell County Health Department’s Preparedness Coordinator, Chad Coffey.

For more information regarding the flu or the annual flu drive-thru, contact 828-426-8461.

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New Caldwell County CERT Club Forming

The Caldwell County CERT Club’s first meeting will be Thursday, September 29, 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building. To RSVP, please send an email to caldwellcountycert@gmail.com.

The purpose of the CERT Club is to provide an opportunity for Caldwell

Rosemary and Michaela Hall

Rosemary and Michaela Hall

trained CERT volunteers to

  • remain active in CERT contributing to the safety of ourselves, our families, and our community during disasters,
  • enhance our training and experience in a wide variety of emergency-related skills,
  • assist with sharing emergency preparedness information with people in our community,
  • provide support and assistance to our emergency first responders.

We hope you will join us at our first meeting to provide input into the organization and functions of the CERT Club. Even if you haven’t participated in CERT for awhile, this is an opportunity to get acquainted with other CERT volunteers and renew your skills.

Here is our preliminary agenda.

AGENDA

Time:   Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:  Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345, Morganton Blvd SW, Lenoir, NC. Enter at back of building in employee entrance.

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Overview of the Caldwell County Emergency Operations Plan, disaster resources available, role of and goals for CERT—Kenneth Teague
  3. Training/program priorities
  4. CERT Club meeting schedule
  5. Potential CERT Club teams
    • Firefighter Rehabilitation
    • Communications—communications plan, equipment, private Yahoo group page or FB page for club members
    • Recruitment– CERT members and CERT teams (churches, employers, civic clubs, etc.)
    • Training and Programming
    • Publicity and Events
    • Other?

Join us at the CERT Club and become part of a great team!

New Caldwell County CERT Club Meeting Sept 29

Practicing in CPR class

Practicing in CPR class

The Caldwell County CERT Club needs you! The first meeting will be Thursday, September 29, 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building. To RSVP, please send an email to caldwellcountycert@gmail.com.

The purpose of the CERT Club is to provide an opportunity for Caldwell County trained CERT volunteers to

  • remain active in CERT contributing to the safety of ourselves, our families, and our community during disasters,
  • enhance our training and experience in a wide variety of emergency-related skills,
  • assist with sharing emergency preparedness information with people in our community,
  • provide support and assistance to our emergency first responders.

We hope you will join us at our first meeting to provide input into the organization and functions of the CERT Club. Even if you haven’t participated in CERT for awhile, this is an opportunity to get acquainted with other CERT volunteers and renew your skills.

Here is our preliminary agenda.

AGENDA

Time:   Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:  Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345, Morganton Blvd SW, Lenoir, NC. Enter at back of building in employee entrance.

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Overview of the Caldwell County Emergency Operations Plan, disaster resources available, role of and goals for CERT—Kenneth Teague
  3. Training/program priorities
  4. CERT Club meeting schedule
  5. Potential CERT Club teams
    • Firefighter Rehabilitation
    • Communications—communications plan, equipment, private Yahoo group page or FB page for club members
    • Recruitment– CERT members and CERT teams (churches, employers, civic clubs, etc.)
    • Training and Programming
    • Publicity and Events
    • Other?

Join us at the CERT Club and become part of a great team!

New Caldwell County CERT Club Forming

Collapsed wall class 3The Caldwell County CERT Club’s first meeting will be Thursday, September 29, 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building. To RSVP, please send an email to caldwellcountycert@gmail.com.

The purpose of the CERT Club is to provide an opportunity for Caldwell County trained CERT volunteers to

  • remain active in CERT contributing to the safety of ourselves, our families, and our community during disasters,
  • enhance our training and experience in a wide variety of emergency-related skills,
  • assist with sharing emergency preparedness information with people in our community,
  • provide support and assistance to our emergency first responders.

We hope you will join us at our first meeting to provide input into the organization and functions of the CERT Club. Even if you haven’t participated in CERT for awhile, this is an opportunity to get acquainted with other CERT volunteers and renew your skills.

Here is our preliminary agenda.

AGENDA

Time:   Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:  Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345, Morganton Blvd SW, Lenoir, NC. Enter at back of building in employee entrance.

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Overview of the Caldwell County Emergency Operations Plan, disaster resources available, role of and goals for CERT—Kenneth Teague
  3. Training/program priorities
  4. CERT Club meeting schedule
  5. Potential CERT Club teams
    • Firefighter Rehabilitation (See attachment)
    • Communications—communications plan, equipment, private Yahoo group page or FB page for club members
    • Recruitment– CERT members and CERT teams (churches, employers, civic clubs, etc.)
    • Training and Programming (See attachment of 2016 training)
    • Publicity and Events
    • Other?

Join us at the CERT Club and become part of a great team!