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Officers go through flu shot clinic

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Correctional officer Angela Taylor rolls up her sleeve for Kroger Pharmacist Michelle Schumm. [Click to enlarge]
PUTNAMVILLE -- Prison staff rolled up their sleeves for inoculations from Kroger Pharmacists Michelle Schumm and Nick Madison during a two-day Flu Shot Clinic, which took place at the Putnamville Correctional Facility.

"It's cost effective to be proactive rather than reactive," Superintendent Stanley Knight said. "Being reactionary in this instance means that the virus has spread from offender to offender, from offender to employee, or vice versa, over extending our healthcare workers, increasing medical expenditures, and creating staff shortage."

Knight added that by making the shots easily accessible to staff, more might take advantage of the opportunity thereby reducing the number of staff call-ins for flu associated illness.

In conjunction with the clinic, Putnamville hosted a health fair and fitness walk.

Representatives from the Hamilton Center, Quest, AFLAC, United Way, Family Readiness Group, St. Vincent Clay Hospital, AllState, State Farm, PNC Bank, and H.O.O.S.I.E.R. Start were all on hand distributing health conscious informational brochures as staff lapped the ball field during a fitness walk.

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