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Upcoming free mass flu clinic in West Sacramento needs volunteers

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 - 5:01 pm
Last Modified: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Anticipating heavy demand, Yolo County public health officials are calling for volunteers to undergo training to assist in what the county is calling “a mass free flu vaccination clinic” on Feb. 5.

Officials are asking about 80 volunteers to step up to help manage registration, screening, vaccinating, crowd and traffic control.

Anyone wishing to participate must first register to take an online course at No walk-in, same-day volunteers will be accepted.

After taking the training course, called “Intro to POD Operation,” interested volunteers will need to email: “POD” stands for point of dispensing (vaccines).

The flu shot is being offered free to anyone at West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Ave. The clinic will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; volunteers will be required to be on hand from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Call The Bee’s Cynthia H. Craft, (916) 321-1270.

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Cynthia CraftCynthia H. Craft began her reporting and editing career in Columbus, Ohio, after graduating from Ohio State University. She worked at a Dallas, Texas, newspaper as an editor, and then at the Los Angeles Times, as an editor and Capitol Bureau correspondent. After working as editor in chief at the California Journal, Craft went to Lima, Peru, for three years as a visiting professor of journalism at Peruana Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. She's currently The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health, a position made possible by a grant from The California Endowment.

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