Hams Help In Marlborough Pandemic Inoculation Program

Rich Zack, K1RJZ writes on FraminghamARA-L:

W1KAB and the Algonquin Amateur Radio Club were helping with [the City of Marlborough’s] Health Dept flu shots today. What makes it really interesting was that this was actually a training exercise for a city-wide pandemic inoculation protocol. Hospital staff, hams, The Lions Club and city employees all participated. The fact that the hams had portable radios was inconsequential. The fact that the ham club was THERE to produce bodies and volunteers in quantity was the key for today anyway. Staff and volunteers clearly outnumbered those in need of flu shots.

This was exceedingly well organized to handle a civilian population volume much larger than today’s exercise. I was impressed. Something to think about.

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