With flu season among us, ABC news has reported that more and more hospitals are running out of beds, due to the high amount of patients coming in for the flu. Across the United States, about 40 states are reporting higher amounts of flu activity. Dr. Michael Neely, Interim Chief of infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, “If you compare this time last year we’re seeing twice as many flu cases. If it keeps going up at this rate and stays up then we will see a lot more cases this year.”
It’s therefore important, now more than ever to get to a clinic, hospital, or better yet, a mobile clinic. As stated earlier, with hospitals running low on beds, mobile clinics, and portable hospitals are the next location you want to visit. The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), for example is doing their part in providing vaccinations to the Clark County community through a mobile immunization clinic, which is currently under construction by Aleph Group Inc (AGI). Although we’re in the middle of February, it is never too late to get a vaccination.
According to Richard Cichy, a nurse at SNHD, their main goal is to encourage vaccinations anytime and anywhere with the use of their mobile clinic. Although the vaccine takes roughly about two weeks to be fully effective, Cichy also provided some helpful tips for preventing family and friends from getting a cold, such as:
· Wash your hands
· Cover your cough (and not with your hands)
· Stay at home if you need to (no seriously, studies have found that isolating yourself will help make you feel better!)
The mobile immunization clinic will contain three semi-private rooms to which patients will be tended to and given their vaccinations. While waiting, patients will have the opportunity to sit down and relax in front of a 47” LCD T.V. The mobile clinic will have restrooms for patients, and what mobile immunization is incomplete without a laboratory! For more information on or a custom quote for a mobile clinic, feel free to contact us.