A flu vaccine protects yourself, your family, and our community. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems.
A partnership of local Valdez agencies teams up every fall to offer Valdez residents a free flu shot clinic.
Goals of the Flu Shot Clinic:
What is a POD?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PODs are community locations where state and local agencies dispense and administer medical countermeasures (MCMs) to the public. MCMs such as vaccines, antiviral drugs, antibiotics, antitoxins, and chemical antidotes effectively prevent, mitigate, or treat adverse health effects of an intentional, accidental, or naturally occurring public health emergency.
The community flu shot clinic is called a "point of dispensing" clinic or a POD.
Which Agencies are Involved in the Clinic?
Department of Health Valdez Public Health Center, City of Valdez, Providence Valdez Medical Center, Valdez Fire Department, Prince William Sound College, Valdez City Schools, The Alfa Doc, and many more!
What: Free Flu Shot POD Clinic
When: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Valdez Civic Center
Who: The Flu Shot is available for those 6 months and older. High-dose flu vaccine is available for individuals 65 years of age and older.
Notes: No other immunizations will be available at this clinic. Flu vaccinations are available while supplies last.
If you are an organization that serves a vulnerable population, are a major local employer, or are an individual who is home-bound, please call the Valdez Public Health Clinic to discuss if a closed POD may be the right option for you.
Contact your local healthcare provider, Valdez Safeway Pharmacy, or the Valdez Public Health Center for alternate options to receive a COVID-19 booster or flu vaccination. (Please note that these alternate options may not be free.)
Registration Packet available for download - Save time waiting in line! Download a Registration Packet to fill out in advance, bring it with you to the POD of your choice, and skip the wait at the registration station.
Paper registration packets will also be available for advance pick-up at the Valdez Public Health Office.
The following volunteers are needed to help with the October flu shot clinics:
If you are interested in being a volunteer at one or all of the upcoming clinics, please reach out to volunteer coordinator, email Rhea Cragun or 907.834.3416.
Do you have general questions about the Valdez community flu shot clinic? Contact the Communications Department at email@example.com or by calling 907.834.3400.
Do you have medical or vaccination-specific questions? Please get in touch with the Valdez Public Health Center (email Terri Donaldson or call 907.835.4612) or your local healthcare provider for assistance.