To meet community immunization needs, a flexible hybrid model for vaccine administration has been proposed by York Region Public Health. Addressing the timeliness, efficiency, and safety of York Region residents, this model is comprised of: multiple fixed clinic sites varying in size, drive-through clinics, and mobile clinics, coupled with an “outreach immunization program” for congregate settings. A number of clinics have piloted the flu vaccine in a similar way to ensure operational readiness. The learnings from the immunization drive-through clinic suggest that a mass immunization drive-through for the COVID-19 vaccine can provide significant benefits and will likely be a complement to a larger immunization strategy.
Intended audience: Public health unit staff involved in either the planning for mass immunization and/or general COVID-19 response
The objectives of the webinar are to:
1. Recognize the steps required to plan and implement a mass immunization drive-through clinic
2. Identify the benefits and challenges of implementing a mass immunization drive-through clinic given the COVID-19 context
3. Summarize the feasibility/suitability factors to be considered when executing an immunization drive-through in various settings
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