Englewood’s First Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic
The Englewood Health Department has been diligently working to stop an outbreak of COVID-19. Throughout the last few weeks we have been meeting with everyone that has scheduled an event at any of the Englewood Parks to do a COVID-19 briefing. We educated coaches, community leaders and others on rules and regulations that must be followed at city parks to prevent a potential outbreak.
We also hosted our first Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic. The clinics consisted of walk-up and drive thru services for residents and non-residents. We partnered with Walgreens to help vaccinate and Asian Women Christian Association (AWCA) to help promote within the Asian community. We were able to vaccinate about 400 individuals who attended our clinic on Thursday, September 24th and Saturday, September 26th. We are very excited with the great turnout of our first drive-thru flu clinics.
City of Englewood employees and AWCA representatives were also able to register residents and others for the census. Those that completed the census received a free ice cream from a local ice cream truck.
Lastly, we began to reach out to community leaders and organizations to refer individuals who would be good candidates to participate in our focus groups. We are currently are scheduled to begin the 3-4 focus groups in late October and begin phase 3 – surveys before the holidays and finish by February 2021.
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The mission of the Englewood Health Department is to protect and enhance the health of the people in Englewood. The Department accomplishes this mission by creating viable partnerships with organizations in the community and individuals, promoting healthy lifestyles and responding to critical health issues and disasters.