Drive-Thru Flu Clinics In Sacramento

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, November 4, 2005

Nurse: "Hello. Put your car in park. Now relax your arm as much as you can."

Patient: "Okay."

Nurse: "Okay, you’re done for another year."

Patient: "Okay, thank you."

Nurse: "I didn’t even draw blood (laughs)."

Sacramento County’s immunization coordinator Lynnan Svensson says the drive-thru clinics are quicker for patients.

"At a health center they could sit and wait for a very long time so it’s definitely more efficient and it helps those people that really can’t get in and out of their cars very easily."

The last drive-thru clinic was held Friday, November 4th at Sunrise Mall from 10 AM to 2 PM. Regular clinics will still be held at various sites around Sacramento through November 18th.

The county expects to immunize about 8,000 people this year.