Are US Jurisdictions Prepared to Dispense Medical Countermeasures Through Open Points of Dispensing Findings from a National Study
Rebmann, T., Loux, T., Swick, Z., et al. (2015). Are US Jurisdictions Prepared to Dispense Medical Countermeasures Through Open Points of Dispensing? Findings from a National Study. (Abstract only.) Health Security. 13(2): 96-405.
A near-equal number of Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) and non-CRI sites were surveyed to measure open Points of Dispensing (POD) readiness. The authors found that nearly all open PODS had plans/layouts for each sites. Close to half had plans for an alternative dispensing modality and 42.6% reported adequate staffing. While most respondents had conducted a full scale exercise and a staff notification drill, just 40% had conducted a vaccination clinic exercise.