Mass Prophylaxis Dispensing Concerns Traffic and Public Access to PODs
Baccam, P., Willauer, D., Krometis, J., et al. (2011). Mass Prophylaxis Dispensing Concerns: Traffic and Public Access to PODs. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism. 9(2): 139-151.
The authors examined traffic-related challenges associated with points of dispensing (PODs) and found that planners should consider using physical barriers, traffic control officers, and signage to help guide vehicular and pedestrian traffic. They also found that due to long lines of people waiting to access the PODs, staff would likely be used nearly 90% of the time and encouraged planners to consider burnout in their strategies.