DRASH Shelter Used as Drive Thru Vaccination Clinic

On Wednesday, October 8, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District in Champaign, Illinois had the opportunity to demonstrate and use a DRASH M Series Shelter as a drive through flu vaccination clinic during its annual vaccination event.

According to Emergency Response Planner John M. Dwyer the shelter took only four minutes to set up with only five personnel. 

“The shelter was a complete success,” says Dwyer. “We were able to provide over 150 pneumonia and flu shots within a twelve hour period. We wouldn’t have been able to deliver shots out of the elements without it.”

According to Business Development Representative Mark Vidovic, the drive-through vaccinations took place during a demonstration where multiple community partners were present to see the operation of the shelter.

“This may lead to improved plans and incorporate new concepts in emergency management,” said Dwyer. “Thank you, Reeves.”