Point of Dispensing (POD) Guidance Template for Outpatient Centers   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for a primary care center on setting up a point of dispensing (POD) at their site. The initial intent of the full POD is for use during an emergency; however, the components of the POD can also be used in non-emergency settings (e.g. community screenings or influenza open houses). [...] This document was reviewed and vetted in 2008 by four NYC Community Health Centers (CHCs), who utilized the document to plan and execute influenza vaccination PODS. The document was then updated based on findings from these PODS. In 2009, the document was used by Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) in cooperation with NYC DOHMH to train 19 NYC health centers to act as PODs for H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccine. It was updated in spring 2010 based on those experiences and the health centers after action reports. The document was again used in fall 2010 to train 15 NYC health centers to act as PODs for seasonal flu vaccine. It was updated again in the spring of 2011 based on the experiences of these health centers and a half day debrief workshop attended by health centers that had used the document over the past two years."

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