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November 1, 2013

Free flu shots available as part of safety drill

NEW CASTLE — Free drive-through flu shots will be available Saturday in Neshannock Township and Ellwood City.

A limited number of shots, to be administered by licensed Pennsylvania Department of Health officials, will be given between 8 and 11 a.m. at the Neshannock school district bus garage and at the Lincoln High School gym at 501 Crescent Ave.

Participants at the Neshannock site will remain in their vehicles while the vaccine is administered.

Organizers said 500 flu vaccines will be available at each location. The shots will be provided free on a first-come-first-served basis to those 3 and older.

The event — Operation Vaccination — is part of a safety exercise developed by Lawrence County, the state health department and Pennsylvania Region 13 to distribute vaccine, antibiotics and other preventative medical and pharmaceutical supplies in response to a catastrophic event in the region.

Participants will include school administrators, local law enforcement, Lawrence County Emergency Management agencies, the Lawrence County Department of Public Safety, Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

More information is available by contacting the Lawrence County Department of Public Safety at (724) 658-7485.

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