2016-10-20 / Community News

UNE offers flu shots

The University of New England will host a public health emergency preparedness training exercise on its Biddeford campus Thursday, Oct. 19, in collaboration with state and community partners. As part of this exercise, free influenza vaccines will be offered to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UNE’s Biddeford Harold Alfond Forum (11 Hills Beach Road).

“For several years UNE has registered to be part of a volunteer network of Points of Distribution, or PODs, that will serve as centers for administering medicines, vaccines, and/or necessary supplies for the public in the event of a large-scale emergency,” said Dr. Dora Anne Mills, vice president for clinical affairs and director of UNE’s Center for Health Innovation. “To fully prepare for emergency circumstances, UNE faculty, staff and students are working in collaboration with state and community partners to simulate such an event, and we will offer free influenza vaccines to the public as part of the exercise. No prior appointment is necessary for people wanting to obtain vaccine.”

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