Burlington, MA Flu Clinic

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On November 14, 2009 students of the Healthcare Emergency Management program served as the evaluation team for the Burlington Board of Health Mass Prophylaxis Exercise in Burlington, Massachusetts. The exercise was as both an opportunity for students to work in the field as evaluators, and a seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccination clinic for over 1000 people of all ages.

“I am very grateful that the program was there to evaluate. The students were professional, polite, cooperative and helpful. Having the hotwash immediately after the event was helpful and provided us with insights we don’t usually get. It was great to have a set of independent eyes”
– Sharon Walker Mastenbrook, MA, MS, RS/REHS, Director of Public Health, Burlington Board of Health

The photos above show HEM students Travis Hengen and Ashlyn Tate setting up for the evaluation process (left), HEM students Laura Harwood and Marwan AlKaabi shadowing Incident Commander, Sharon Mastenbrook (right).