Socially Distanced Flu Shots

Socially Distanced Flu Shots

With a lot of planning and some creative thinking, we were able to offer free flu shots to all active employees (temporary & regular), and to spouses (enrolled in a CB Health Care Plan) as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  A drive-thru set-up at the Stateline Community and Ice Expo (SLICE) in Monroe for two full days offered us a safe and very efficient way to continue this free service for employees.  In Monroe alone, 598 people registered to get their flu shot.  Our partners from the Monroe Clinic were invaluable as they donned protective gear and administered the vaccinations outdoors in chilly weather in the midst of a pandemic.  With the exception of our CB1 offices in Billings and Missoula, drive-thru vaccination clinics are being offered at all of our locations (7 total.)

Clinton: 121

Dickeyville: 12

Hannibal: 32

Janesville: 26

Monroe: 598

Peosta: 41

Sun Prairie: 55

Total: 885!

The CDC is promoting flu vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is taken from the CDC’s website as to why the flu shot is important during the COVID-19 pandemic:

“For the upcoming flu season, flu vaccination will be very important to reduce flu because it can help reduce the overall impact of respiratory illnesses on the population and thus lessen the resulting burden on the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Stay safe and stay healthy everyone!

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