Public Health Practices: Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
Public Health Practices
Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
ASTHO - The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Vaccine Distribution

SurveyMonkey Used for Campus Vaccine Registration (MI)

Conducting mass H1N1 vaccination at Michigan State University (MSU)-one of the Big 10 universities-required thoughtful planning. A population of approximately 47,000 students, an unpredictable supply...

Nursing Students Provide Majority of Vaccine Given on Campus (PA)

Savvy planning and resource use helped Pennsylvania State University (PSU) make the best of the challenge of holding mass vaccination clinics. A key part of PSU's success was including upper-level...

Malcolm Gladwell Theory Employed in Vaccine Distribution (IL)

Maps, guides, and arrows formed the basis of the University of Chicago pandemic flu vaccination distribution plan in April 2009. The plan driving the distribution was inspired by Malcolm Gladwell's "...

Quality Improvement Redesign a Tool in Pandemic Planning and Response (IL)

The University of Chicago needed to act quickly in late April 2009 when it discovered a Medical Center staff member was diagnosed with H1N1 as cases of the virus were appearing in California and...

Mass Clinic Approach Evolved to Meet Needs (IN)

During the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, Purdue University developed and tested specific floor plans for designated Points of Dispensing (POD) sites on campus. According to Ron Wright, director of...

Medical Reserve Corps Assists with Vaccination Clinics (MN)

Since its creation in 2004, the University of Minnesota's (U of M) Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has aided in emergency response and public health initiatives on campus and in the broader community. So...

Online Scheduling System for Vaccinations (MN)

After several walk-in clinics took place at the University of Minnesota, planners identified a need to regulate client flow and reduce wait times. Planners responded by quickly shifting to an online...

Automated Clinic Registry Simplifies Vaccine Clinics (OH)

Registering students, faculty and staff for vaccine clinics was a daunting task as colleges and universities responded to the H1N1 pandemic. At The Ohio State University, those involved with...

Health Sciences Students Administer Vaccine On Campus (IA)

When H1N1 vaccine began to trickle in to the University of Iowa (UI) campus in fall 2009, the Student Health Service relied on a familiar resource to help vaccinate students. UI health sciences...