Annual Community Flu Shot POD Clinic


This Season, a Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever!

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.


Valdez Community Annual Free Flu Shot Clinic

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: 

  1. Assist residents with free flu immunizations to protect their and the community's health.
  2. Ongoing practice for administering vaccines to many people during a public health emergency. The clinic changes slightly every year for this reason. Different options and configurations are practiced to help us learn what works well and what doesn't. Changes may include different locations, indoors vs. drive-thru, one large event vs. multiple smaller events, different days of the week, different times of day, requirements for appointments vs. drop-in, etc. 

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. 

  • An open POD is usually a larger event open to the general public. 
  • A closed POD is a smaller focused event just for a specific population - such as the employees of one specific organization or elders at the Senior Center. Closed PODs are scheduled in advance and not open to the general public.

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!


2023 Flu POD Clinic Vaccination Options

Multiple options for vaccinations are available.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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.
Cost: Free
Notes: No other immunizations will be available at this clinic. Flu vaccinations are available while supplies last.

Flu POD 2023 with edits

Closed PODs - By Appointment Only

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.

None of the Above Work 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.)

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2023 Flu Shot POD Clinic Registration Packet

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.

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Volunteers of all Skill Levels Needed!

The following volunteers are needed to help with the October flu shot clinics:

  • Nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and others who are qualified and licensed to administer vaccinations.
  • Physicians to assist with triage, answer questions, and help treat patients if needed. 
  • Registration personnel, who help patients complete registration paperwork, collect completed paperwork, and check out of the clinic once they are finished.
  • General logistics, which includes people to help set-up/pack-up the clinic location, people to help direct patients through the clinic stations, assistants for each station, and runners to help move supplies between stations.
  • Photographer, who will take photos during each event following established photo release guidelines.

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 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.