Between the Slides

Between the Slides

PROCESS: Anatomy of a Point of Dispensing (POD)

November 09, 2019

Points of Dispensing or "PODs" are established to provide goods or services to many as efficiently as possible.  In this episode I share planning and organizational tips to prepare for and execute a flu vaccination POD.  These PODs provide flu shots to underserved members of the public and they are a great opportunity for Public Health and Public Safety to prepare for worst case scenarios like disease outbreaks and biological attacks.

"Between the Slides 5" for this episode:

  • Always be S.M.A.R.T. with shared objectives

  • Consider running more than one POD at a time

  • Public Health should serve as the Ops Chief

  • Empower the Public Health Nurses (PHNs) to be POD Managers

  • Track throughput and supplies at least hourly


Thank you for listening and Godspeed,


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