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DOH-Putnam - Giving Thanks and Giving Back

November 19, 2019

Palatka, Fla. - DOH-Putnam's Kena Foster, Director of Nursing and Mike Patterson, Disease Intervention specialist, postponed their own family gatherings to attend the Interlachen's Lions Club Thanksgiving Day dinner.

Volunteers prepared and served meals for over 600 individuals who otherwise might have gone without a Holiday dinner. The EPI Team was on hand to provide Influenza and Hepatitis A vaccines; and commemorated the 21st annual World Aids Day by providing HIV testing.

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