As part of their Street Medicine Program efforts, CSUSB Palm Desert Campus nursing faculty and students administered 54 flu vaccines and assisted with the distribution of hundreds of gift bags to Eastern Coachella Valley families at a special Christmas Flu Vaccination Clinic held on Dec. 13 in Thermal.
Everyone who attended the event received supplies, such as masks, cooking supplies and children’s toys. Those families who opted to be vaccinated also received an additional backpack with a blanket and children’s toys.
This event was made possible with the assistance of Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine, Desert Healthcare District & Foundation, and the Riverside University Health System.
The Street Medicine program is a collaborative partnership between the CSUSB Department of Nursing at the Palm Desert Campus; the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine; Desert Regional Medical Center; Well in the Desert; and the Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine. They provide much-needed healthcare services for homeless and unsheltered people in the Coachella Valley.