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Walk-in or Drive-thru: POD Model Comparisons from the Erie County Hepatitis A Experience

March 26, 2009

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Program Description:
The Erie County Hepatitis A experience provided a unique opportunity for local emergency coordinators to practice and improve capabilities in Point of Dispensing (POD) operations. With less than 24 hours notice, the initial walk-thru POD tested the plans and preparations for a sudden biological outbreak with over 10,000 people receiving prophylaxis in three days. Lessons learned from the initial POD directed improvement plans and augmented capabilities and training for the follow-up POD, an immense drive-thru POD. Comparisons of these POD model experiences and the important lessons in engaging the public and the essential staff and volunteers involved in operations will provide understanding for other preparedness planners and responders for future emergency events.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Increase awareness of similarities and differences of POD models.
  2. Develop the information base for planning of drive-thru PODs.
  3. Improve understanding of the incorporation and training of staff and volunteers in POD events.

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Who Should Attend:
National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners (e.g., healthcare professionals, EMS personnel, law enforcement, media representatives, etc). Session is free and open to the public.

This project was sponsored by the Western New York Public Health Alliance Rural Advanced Practice Center, supported by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in collaboratoin with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The contents of this program are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the officials views of the CDC.

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