HomeHealth Visiting Nurses
In spring of 2008, Community Health Program Supervisor Cathy Patnaude was weighing her options for fall flu shot clinics. She was looking for new, non-traditional methods to deliver flu vaccines and extend her reach in the community. Then she heard about Vote & Vax from the Visiting Nurses Association of America. HomeHealth Visiting Nurses administered two clinics and delivered a total of 669 flu shots, exceeding their goal.
Marshall County Health Department
For many providers, such as the Marshall County Health Department in Marysville, Kansas, participating in Vote & Vax 2008 was a chance to continue the success they had in 2004 and integrate the program into their regular public health practice.
Polk County Health Department
On Election Day 2006, the Polk County Health Department held Vote & Vax clinics in two polling places in their county. Clinic staff administered over 300 flu shots, as well as pneumococcal vaccinations. The Vote & Vax clinic not only met the goals set by the Health Department; it also became their most successful vaccination clinic of that year, delivering over 60 percent more vaccines that any other clinic.