Simulation and Optimization Modeling for Drive-Through Mass Vaccination – A Generalized Approach
Gupta, A., Evans, G., and Heragu, S. (2013). Simulation and Optimization Modeling for Drive-Through Mass Vaccination – A Generalized Approach. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory. 37.
The authors describe the simulation modeling work completed for a mass vaccination drive-through clinic in 2009, where more than 19,000 patients were served (more than two-thirds via 10 drive-through lanes). Using this model can help public health emergency planners determine “the required number of Points of Dispense (POD) lanes, number and length of the lanes for consent hand outs and fill in, staff needed at the consent handout stations and PODs, and average user waiting time in the system.”