Saddleback College and the OC Health Care Agency Team Up to Provide Free Flu Vaccines

Free seasonal flu shots for adults and children three years of age and older will be offered at Saddleback College as part of a continuing series of emergency preparedness exercises offered by the Orange County Health Care Agency. Vaccinations will be provided on a first-come first-served basis on Friday, October 10th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in Parking Lot 1A located near the Avery Parkway entrance of the campus. Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy., in Mission Viejo.

The site will offer both drive through and walk-up flu shot locations. To receive a flu shot, participants should be feeling well on the day of the flu shot exercise and must complete a brief health screening to ensure they can safely receive a flu vaccine.

“This is a great opportunity to partner with the Orange County Health Care Agency, City of Mission Viejo, and other community partners,” said Dr. Tod A. Burnett, president of Saddleback College. “The event will provide the opportunity for training to respond to a large scale event while offering free flu shots to our community.”

The event would not be possible without campus and community partnerships, including: the Saddleback College Health Center, Saddleback College Campus Police Department, the Orange County Health Care Agency, City of Mission Viejo, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Orange County Fire Authority, Doctor’s Ambulance Service, Orange County Health Care Agency – Medical Reserve Corps and Orange County Health Care Agency – Stanbridge College.

For more information about this one day event, please visit www.ochealthinfo.com/freeflushot/.

 

Appointment of Dr. Howard Gillman to UC Irvine

On behalf of Saddleback College, Dr. Tod A. Burnett, president, congratulates Dr. Howard Gillman on his appointment as the sixth chancellor of the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Burnett stated, “I am truly overjoyed that Dr. Gillman has been named the chancellor of the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Gillman was a fantastic interim chancellor and provost and I know he will continue to lead the distinguished university with honor and distinction.

“Dr. Gillman’s appointment is truly fitting in this banner year for UC Irvine, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

“Saddleback College has forged critical partnerships with UC Irvine, with our college ranking third in Orange County in transfers to UC Irvine, and successful collaborations with many of our programs.

“Congratulations to Dr. Gillman for this much-deserved honor, and I look forward to working with him in the coming years.”

Prior to his appointment as provost and executive vice chancellor at UC Irvine, Dr. Gillman was a professor of political science, history, and law at the University of Southern California. Previously, he served as dean of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

9/11 Commemoration Event

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Earlier today during the Saddleback College 9/11 Commemoration event, I had the honor of joining Battalion Chief Mark Sanchez with the Orange County Fire Authority Battalion 6 in dedicating a wreath in honor of those we lost to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

While 13 years have passed, most of us will never forget the details of where we were or how we felt when we heard about the attacks. Let us take time today to remember the heroes and the victims of that day.

Dr. Tod A. Burnett