A sharp poke isn't a typical school day activity.
"My Mom makes me get one every year," said Madasen Tessier.
At no cost Yankton High School students could get a flu shot Wednesday.
"The Department of Health will be covering that. The students bring their forms and then come in and we vaccinate them. We do our waiting period. And, then we get them back to class as soon as possible," said Incident Commander and Yankton Police Chief Brian Paulsen. "I'm sure they'd like a 30 minute waiting period, but we only allow 15."
The flu shots were part of a state emergency exercise to vaccinate students and use FEMA training.
"In a larger scale incident it would be much different. Law enforcement would be outside working on some pedestrians control as well as traffic control," said Paulsen.
People from more than 15 departments and agencies helped put on the exercise and give shots.
"I think it's a good opportunity for them to get trained while we get vaccinations as well," said Andrew Larson, a senior.
Added Tessier, "They get us in and out of those flu shots quickly, and they have people standing all over around the exits to let people out and get them to safety."
Keeping a calm head during a real emergency is a practice folks here hope no one has to perfect.