Saturday, 24th November 2018
Dr Lam, Dr Wong, our guest doctor, Dr David Allen and our clinic nurses provided the annual free influenza vaccination to the elderly from Kreta Ayer. Most of them are on public assistance and live in one room flats in the surrounding area. We were assisted by nurses from Metta Medical Care, volunteers from Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (BTRTS) and Kreta Ayer Seniors Activity Centre (KASAC).
Most of the 290 elderly were transported by bus provided by KASAC to BTRTS located at South Bridge Road where the event was held.
The first bus load of the elderly arrived at 12.40pm and after registering and having their temperatures taken by the volunteers from the BTRTS, the vaccination started at 1pm. By 3.10 pm, all the elderly were vaccinated. The volunteers from BTRTS were also given free influenza vaccinations.
Dr Lily Neo, Member of Parliament for Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng constituency, Jalan Besar GRC was there to grace the occasion.
We are very happy that many of the residents have come back yearly to be vaccinated and they expressed their gratitude to us for providing the free vaccination annually.
We also wish to thank BTRTS and KASAC for the logistic support and the assistance from their staff and volunteers who ensured that the event was run smoothly.
Finally, for the fourth consecutive year, Dr Wong and Dr Lam also donated 80 doses of the Northern Hemisphere quadrivalent influenza vaccines to the residents at the Metta Home in Woodlands.