Drive thru flu shot
clinic sees 93 participants
Members of the
Duneland community came out in numbers for the inaugural Drive-Thru Flu Shot
Clinic at Hawthorne Park in Porter on September 23. Sponsored by the
Duneland Seniors, Walgreens, and the Town of Porter Parks Department, a
steady flow of seniors and not so seniors participated in the event.
Duneland Seniors sponsor a health fair yearly in August. This year’s
Covid-19 pandemic changed that.
Chesterton Walgreens manager contacted the Duneland Seniors about plans for
the health fair. When Cathy Ellis, Duneland Seniors president suggested a
drive-thru event instead, plans got underway.
Rondi Wightman coordinated the event enlisting participation by the Town of
Porter.’ ‘Goody bags’ by Life Care Center in Valparaiso and box lunches by
Residences of Coffee Creek were handed out to the 93 registered
Walgreens staff was
on hand to register patients and administer the shots. Duneland Seniors
volunteered to direct traffic, distribute hand outs, and monitor flu shot
recipients for any immediate side effects. Porter Park Department staff
ensured easy access to the site and setup.
Ellis of the Duneland Seniors expressed thanks to the following for their
support in this event: Addison Pointe, Alzhiemers Association, At Home
Quality Care, Avalon Springs, Bright Star Home Care, Chesterton Manor, Dunes
Hospice, First Light Home Health, Harbor Light Hospice, Heart-To-Heart
Hospice, Home Health Crusaders, Life Care Center of Valparaiso, Meals On
Wheels, Residences of Coffee Creek, Rittenhouse of Portage, StoryPoint,
Symphony of Chesterton, VNA Hospice. She said they, too, were instrumental
in providing this service to our community.