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Anthrax scare at Senior Citizens Center

— A trained team drove to CVPH Medical Center to pick up the antidote, along with required forms. That team met more staff setting up the drill at the Senior Citizens Center.

The community lined up and individuals were screened first and then told to enter a line for medical questions or a line for medication and instructions.

The exercise required 16 computer stations to process patients, who collected their medications at dispensing stations.

Some were flagged for potential health issues and directed to a medical screening table to resolve the concern and determine which medications were safe for them to receive.

Christina Mansfield, a Plattsburgh State student studying public health, volunteered to participate in the drill and said it went well and that individuals were processed smoothly.

“I think this is beneficial,” she said. “It is good to be up to date and practicing.”

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