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Professor Awarded Grant Prioritizing Preventive Health Practices

Carolinas Vaccine Clinic Students
By Lily Knights -

VCOM-Carolinas Discipline Chair for Preventive Medicine and Public Health Alexis Stoner, PhD, has been awarded a grant from a community foundation in the Spartanburg area for a Vaccination Clinic, providing flu vaccinations to Upstate children on school grounds using the Mobile Medical Unit. This is a one-year project with a $10,000 budget.

VCOM-Carolinas has partnered with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and Cherokee County School District to carry out the mission of serving communities most in need. This partnership is a local outreach endeavor to provide vaccinations as part of a pilot mobile vaccination program.

With the support of DHEC, VCOM’s faculty and student volunteers are taking the Mobile Medical Unit to specific schools in Cherokee County to administer recommended vaccinations to public school children. The Mobile Medical Unit is also traveling to sites across Upstate counties, providing flu shots to the public.

Alexis Stoner

“VCOM is dedicated to serving our community, especially during this unprecedented time. Now more than ever, it is essential to ensure we are providing the resources to help individuals keep up with their preventive health practices. Our faculty, staff, and students are honored to partner with DHEC through the Mobile Medical Unit to help ensure the health and safety of our children and the surrounding communities.”

Alexis M. Stoner, PhD, MPH , Assistant Professor, Discipline Chair for Preventive Medicine and Public Health
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