Flu shots at the Light House – thank you to AAMC nursing volunteers!

Flu shots at the Light House – thank you to AAMC nursing volunteers!

Homeless persons and those living in shelters may have a higher risk of contracting influenza because of their living conditions, stressed immune systems, and close contact with highly transient persons.
AAMC’s Community Service Initiative (CSI) saw this need in our local community and worked with our staff to meet it. Over two days, nine AAMC nurses administered flu shots for staff and residents at the Light House, our community partner and local homeless prevention support center.

Thank you to each of our volunteers! Pictured on right are Larry Polley, Jr, (Light House staff), Marlies Empey, Rande Dent, Dr. Richard Brown, Jennifer Zipf, and Shahde Graham-Coker. Not shown are Annette Bargmann, Kelly Anderson, Danette Readling, Jessica Merchant, Sheri Poretz, and Tara Warner-Pugh.

A special thank you to Larry Polley, Jr., who helped reassure residents regarding the benefits of vaccination. CSI volunteers report that residents said their visit to the “nurse’s clinic” was a positive experience!

If you are interested in joining CSI, read on: Community Service Initiative seeking new members–apply here!

For more information, contact communityserviceinitiative@aahs.org

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