Nursing faculty and students staff drive-through flu clinic (photo credit: Steve Simon)

The School of Nursing partnered with the Montgomery County Health Department for the clinic at the Universities at Shady Grove.

On Oct. 28, UMSON faculty partnered with the Montgomery County Health Department to conduct an outdoor drive-through flu clinic at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). 

“Immunizing against flu is even more important this year, with the very real risk of contracting both influenza and COVID-19 this winter,” said Karin Russ, MS '09, BSN '89, RN, clinical instructor, and USG Health Officer. 

In total, 486 vaccinations were administered over four hours. With 21 nursing faculty and students on hand, as well as 26 Montgomery County staff, the clinic proceeded at a swift pace without any substantial traffic back-up.

“USG just set the gold standard for excellence for drive-up vaccination clinics in Montgomery County,” said John Brandt, manager of the USG Office of Safety and Security. The new executive director of USG and associate vice chancellor of the University System of Maryland, Anne Khademian, attended the event and got a seasonal flu immunization. On seeing the scope of the operation, she said, “Perhaps USG will be a lead county drive-up site when the COVID-19 vaccine is ready.”

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