FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Scottsdale, Ariz. – October 29, 2009 – With just 36 hours notice from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Mollen Immunization Clinics administered over 14,000 vaccinations to high-risk groups throughout the county, one of the nation’s largest with a population of four million residents. In the process, Mollen set the US record for the most flu vaccinations administered in a single event. Even so, it’s likely that Mollen will break their own record in the coming weeks.
Mollen Immunization Clinics routinely vaccinates as many as 50,000 people per day nationally with the seasonal flu vaccine through its various partners including Walmart, CVS/pharmacy, Albertsons, Rite Aid, Bashas’, Fry’s Food & Drug (Kroger) and other retailers, corporations and associations.
Using 20 years of expertise deploying mobile clinics staffed with trained nurses, Mollen Immunization Clinics manages as many as 1,000 clinics each day through the peak of each year’s flu season. Maricopa County Public Health Department entrusted Mollen to deploy the first wave of H1N1 vaccinations to those most in need - pregnant women, children six months to four years old, children five to eighteen with one or more underlying, chronic conditions, and the immediate caregivers of infants under six months old.
As a result of this trust, and with the help of Phoenix and other Maricopa media outlets, Mollen was able to quickly deploy H1N1 vaccinations throughout the greater Phoenix area to the most vulnerable residents. At the same time, Mollen continued operating its national flu shot immunization program, providing seasonal flu vaccinations to all residents seeking seasonal flu shots.
Mollen’s CEO, John Roehm, commented “Our team is a disciplined group of professionals with expertise in every aspect of mobile clinic deployment. When Maricopa County Public Health Department called on us to step up, we only needed 36 hours to deploy an initial clinic serving seasonal flu and H1N1 side-by-side, and followed that with 37 more clinics the next day spread throughout the county.”
Even so, Mr. Roehm and Mollen Immunization Clinics are looking ahead to next week when they begin H1N1 vaccinations in Maricopa County’s various school districts. “We expect to increase the number of children we vaccinate considerably in the coming weeks as we deploy our ‘Zap the Flu’ program in schools. The program is supported by our online system for parental consent and in-school vaccinations throughout the County.” The system supporting school districts’ parental consent can be found at Mollen’s web site at www.FluShotsUSA.com.
Mollen is in talks with school districts throughout the US about deploying H1N1 vaccine to schoolchildren. They’ve seen Mollen’s retail clinics for seasonal flu in their markets and learned of its broad clinic deployment capabilities through contacts with federal and other authorities. Through these authorities, Mollen has been identified as one of the few trusted, capable providers for mass vaccination deployment.
About Mollen Immunization Clinics
Mollen Immunization Clinics is one of the largest and most trusted providers of influenza (flu) immunizations in the United States. Mollen conducts a US network of tens of thousands of seasonal clinics immunizing millions of patients at drug stores, supermarkets, shopping centers, superstores, corporations, schools, governments (City, County, State & Federal) and a variety of community locations in all 50 states.
Mollen Immunization Clinics has provided continuous service and experienced consistent growth over the last twenty years, earning the trust and confidence of millions of patients and thousands of companies and institutions. National and regional retailers, Fortune 500 companies and State and Local Governments have all placed their trust in Mollen Immunization Clinics to provide services to their customers and associates.