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Free Flu Shots in Elko at Temporary Drive-Thru

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It may be the next best thing to a house call.

Doctors and nurses in northeast Nevada battled the frigid weather this week to provide hundreds of free flu shots at a temporary vaccine drive-thru.

Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital organized the fee shots in Elko for area residents age 18 and older regardless of whether they were insured.

The biggest challenge at the outdoor drive-thru was the cold weather barely out of single digits and a wind chill of minus 3 degrees.

Chief nurse officer Dona Townsend told the Elko Daily Free Press their syringes were freezing at one point so they used heaters to keep the drugs safe. Patients had to fill out consent forms but didn't even have to get out of their car to get a shot.

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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com   (AP)

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