This year our members filled 80 shifts
in support of 12 flu clinics between October 16 and December 2;
in Billerica, Chelmsford, Lowell, and Westford. Local residents
and municipal employees stopped by the clinics to receive free
inoculations for influenza and pneumonia.
During this annual
public health initiative, UMV MRC members at all skill levels
filled every request for our service.
of the UMV MRC volunteers at the first clinic of the season in
pause for a photo while receiving final instructions. Others were
filling syringes and
greeting local residents before the clinic opened.
The City of Lowell
held its annual clinic at the Tsongas Arena. This was the busiest
clinic supported by the UMV MRC, accommodating one of the largest
cities in MA outside of metropolitan Boston. MRC members provided
surge capacity along with other organizations, including volunteer
translators and nursing students.