I salute the Davis County Health Department for the tremendous effort to immunize as any of the high-risk residents of South Davis County as possible on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. The location for the H1N1 immunization clinic at the LDS Regional Center was a brilliant idea, with great use of the space, adequate parking and well-thought-out organization of many people involved.
KSL News reported over 5,000 people received immunizations! Thanks to all who volunteered their time for this initial project.
I appreciate this incredible effort to protect Davis County citizens from a “swine flu” epidemic. My maternal grandfather died in Provo in 1920 at the age of 34, as a result of the influenza epidemic. He left his wife with four small children and no government welfare program to come to her assistance.
The memories of my mother’s stories of how awful this experience was for her family still haunt me. I am very grateful for our local and national government for sponsoring this program and also to those who patiently waited in long lines to be immunized.
Robert W. Wing, M.D.