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Public Health to Simulate Dispensing Medication to Public

Media Advisory - Revised*

 

Maricopa County Public Health to Simulate Dispensing Medication to Public in Mock Bioterrorist Event at North Canyon High School

This Saturday, April 14

 

Phoenix (April 13, 2012) - In the case of a bioterrorism attack with such an agent such as anthrax, Maricopa County Public Health is responsible for working with all of its communities in the distribution of potentially lifesaving antibiotics.

 

In order to make sure this is done effectively and efficiently, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has partnered with Paradise Valley Unified School District to host a dispensing drill. This effort will assist the county in devising its plan to best provide medication to its 3.8 million residents in a time of crisis. 

 

Who:                            More than 200 community volunteers.

 

What:                          Pre-registered volunteers will drive their cars through the site as simulated medications are dispensed.

 

Where:                        North Canyon High School; 1700 East Union Hills Drive

 

Media Availability:     April 14, 2012

*10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

                       

Contact:                       Jeanene Fowler, 602-722-1806

 

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