Would you like fries with that swine flu shot?
The town employed the first drive-through vaccinations on Nov. 21, and they managed to inoculate more than 450 people. That’s a lot more than the 300 people an average clinic in Chicago can handle, and none of the Champaign residents even had to leave their car.
Just like the fast food purveyors the program is modeled after, drive-through H1N1 vaccines could spread.
The kudos are the culmination of a years-long initiative to implement a city wide pandemic preparedness plan in Champaign.
In 2007 the CDC gave the city a grant to develop a plan that could bring together every public entity, including police, coroner, sheriff, University and public health officials in the event of a large scale health problem.
H1N1 provided the prefect proving ground.