Volunteers needed for drive-thru flu-shot event at Audubon Zoo

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(courtesy of NOLA Ready)

On Monday (Oct. 26), the city will host a free flu-shot event at the Audubon Zoo, serving the dual purpose of providing flu shots to residents during flu season and helping public health and safety officials test plans for large-scale vaccine administration in anticipation of a future FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

The New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps and the NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps are recruiting volunteers to assist in this and future vaccine administration events. Volunteers will be assigned various medical and non-medical duties:

  • Medical providers are needed to give flu shots.

  • Non-medical volunteers are needed to support vaccination site operations, including patient registration, measuring throughput and flow, supply restocking, and logistics support.

All staff and volunteers will receive a temperature check and a KN-95 mask when they arrive.

If you would like to volunteer at the drive-thru flu-shot event, follow these steps:

  1. Register for the pre-event training, which will take place online on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. (If you’re not yet a volunteer with NOLA Ready, create a profile here.)

  2. Register for your desired volunteer shift for the drive-thru flu-shot event on Oct. 26 throughout the day. Two shift options are available: Shift One runs from noon to 4 p.m. and Shift Two runs from 3 to 7 p.m.

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