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On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the Christian County Health Department, Taylorville Fire Department, and the Christian County Emergency Management Agency will partner together to provide Christian County residents with a community service of a Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic and at the same time practice emergency preparedness exercises.  The Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic will allow residents to complete the one-page form; provide method of payment; and get their flu vaccination while staying in their car.  The cost is $25 and cash or a check made payable to “CCHD” is acceptable.  The following health insurances can be billed:  Medicare Part B, UMWA-The Funds Contract Only, Retired or Current State Employees, and Retired Railroad Employees.  Please have your proof of health insurance easily accessible.  This Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic is being offered to those who are over 18 years of age.  Last year’s Drive Thru Clinic start to completion times were between four minutes and nine minutes per car.  The Christian County Health Department’s office will be closed on September 30, 2014.

At the same time, Mike Crews, Emergency Management Coordinator, and the Taylorville Fire Department will be exercising Christian County’s Food and Water Distribution Plan.  There will be one question on the form that asks “number in each household.”  This information allows us to calculate the amount of potable water and Heater Meal® or Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) that would be needed in a public health emergency. 

 

If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please call the Christian County Health Department at 824-4113.

 

 

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