"Alabama is well prepared to vaccinate the general population. In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted an assessment, and the Alabama Department of Public Health Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Plan received a 'Green' rating. For the past several years, ADPH SNS Program has conducted Points of Dispensing (POD) training. POD training allows staff and volunteers to practice various scenarios involving the possibility of a contagious public health crisis. Pandemic Influenza (PI) is the focus of the 2007 POD trainings. Two trainings have been conducted for volunteers from the civilian population. Two additional trainings will also be conducted for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians on their reservation and another for Maxwell Air Force Base personnel. In March 2007, an SNS exercise was conducted involving the transportation and security of antiviral medication from a Receiving, Storage, and Staging (RSS) site to other named receiving centers throughout the state. This exercise consisted of dividing boxes by population size, placing them on the trucks, and having armed security escort the product to county destinations. When the boxes were delivered to the five different catchment areas, the local Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs) then escorted distribution of the boxes to county health departments (CHD)."
2007 State of Alabama
Alabama. Dept. of Public Health: http://www.adph.org/