The Stanford Flu Crew began in 2001 when an adjunct faculty member at the Stanford University School of Medicine approached several first-year Stanford medical students with the opportunity to provide influenza vaccines. The physician, who specialized in occupational health, inspired medical students to provide 20 free flu vaccinations to farm workers in 2001. Since then, the program has expanded to administer over 3000 vaccines each year to members in the Bay Area community. Stanford Flu Crew is the largest influenza prevention program of any medical school in the country. Flu Crew’s mission is to immerse tomorrow’sdoctors in population-based health promotion and bring vaccinations to the doorsteps of communities. Flu Crew creates opportunities for medical students to provide immunizations in the community while addressing population health needs in underserved areas.
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