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Local health department 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination clinics-CDC staffing model comparison and other best practices.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
6
Pages
530–533
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31822146eb
PMID: 21964365
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Mass vaccination clinic staffing models, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Large-Scale Vaccination Clinic Output and Staff Estimates: An Example, provide guidance on appropriate roles and number of staff for successful mass vaccination clinics within local and state health departments. The Kent County Health Department used this model as a starting point for mass vaccination clinics in response to 2009 H1N1 influenza. In addition to discussion of successful modification of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention model to maximize local health department mass vaccination clinic efficiency, additional best practices including use of the Incident Command System and a reservation system are provided. Use of the provided modified staffing model and additional best practices will increase the success of health department mass vaccination clinics, and should be considered not only for future public health emergencies, but also for seasonal influenza vaccination campaigns.

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