The Corvallis Clinic offers a routine yearly administration of the flu vaccination, which is an essential part of preventive medicine for patients, but this year is different. The Corvallis Clinic is offering a Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic for the 2020-21 Flu Season.
To best serve the community during COVID-19, this safe and convenient approach to administering flu vaccines will allow the Clinic to serve the largest population, maintain adequate social distance, and preserve personal protective equipment for essential healthcare visits. Flu vaccinations are available for all patients six months and older.
Deciding to get a flu shot is choosing to be proactive in one’s health, as well as protecting those around you who are medically vulnerable. Dr. Nicolette Rosendahl, an Internal Medicine provider for The Corvallis Clinic, says, “preventive medicine, including the flu vaccine, is one way we can take care of ourselves as well as others who are more vulnerable in our community.”
“Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever this year as a way to protect yourself, your family, and your community from flu. The drive-up flu clinic will allow us to safely vaccinate while maintaining social distancing and preserving personal protective equipment for essential healthcare visits,” says Helen Lee, Director of Clinical Services and Education. “We have an unwavering desire to ensure our community receives exceptional evidenced-based care, regardless of the difficulties presented to us at the moment. We worked hard to find a solution to this year’s flu clinic that lived up to our values as a company and would be safe for the public. That is how we concluded that we needed to provide a drive-thru flu clinic, and we are extremely excited to offer this innovative approach to our patients and the community,” says Matthew Parrish, Clinical Services Policy and Pharmaceutical Coordinator.
The Corvallis Clinic’s Drive-Thru Flu Clinic will open on Saturday, October 3rd, and flu vaccinations will be available by appointment. The Clinic plans to have appointments available every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of October.
The Corvallis Clinic is an independent, physician-led medical group, a comprehensive multi-specialty organization, serving Benton, Linn, and Lincoln counties. It offers more than 100 board-certified physicians and advanced clinical professionals in 27 specialties at 10 area locations. As the fourth-largest area employer, The Clinic has more than 600 employees.