Monday, November 5, 2012
WHAT: Vote & Vac – a national initiative to encourage individuals to get their flu vaccination while casting their vote at the election poll.
The Virginia Department of Health, community pharmacists, Medical Reserve Corps volunteers from local health districts, and area agencies on aging are partnering to conduct Vote & Vac across Virginia.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 6th (Election Day)
Swansboro Elementary School/voting precinct 510: 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
John Marshall High School/voting precinct 301: 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Branches Baptist Church/voting precinct 812: 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fourth Baptist Church/voting precinct 703: 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Richmond City Health District is coordinating the Richmond City Vote & Vac program in cooperation with community pharmacists, and local partners. Election Day is a great opportunity to reach populations vulnerable to the flu that under normal circumstances, might not have access to these services. The vaccinations are open to anyone, even those not voting.
Although the vaccinations are not free, anyone who is insured (including Medicare and Medicaid) are covered. Persons in Richmond who are not insured, will be issued vouchers so that they can receive a vaccination at little or no cost at the local participating pharmacies.
Persons electing to get a flu vaccination should have their insurance information and an ID with them.
Go online at http://www.voteandvax.org and enter your zip code to find out if your polling place is participating in Vote & Vac.
Posted by Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor at 12:33 PM