ABSTRACT

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Plan - Executive Summary   [open pdf - 150KB]

From the Introduction: "The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health Department) has established a Vaccine Task Force (VTF), an integral part of the Incident Command System (ICS) for NYC's COVID-19[coronavirus disease 2019] response, with the objective of developing a plan for equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. The plan builds upon a well-established immunization infrastructure and draws on the NYC Health Department's pandemic influenza plan, as well as lessons learned from H1N1 [Hemagglutinin Type 1 and Neuraminidase Type 1] and annual flu vaccination plans. The VTF includes staff from across the NYC Health Department dedicated to equity, provider communications, community partner engagement, people living in congregate settings, development and dissemination of information to the public, health care system support and field operations as well as vaccine distribution, allocation and accountability. The NYC Health Department has proven capable of managing infectious disease outbreaks and vaccine distribution (such as Ebola, Zika, H1N1 and measles), exercises and drills. The expanded flu vaccination campaign for 2020 is serving as the operational template for the COVID-19 vaccination campaign."

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2020?
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Public Domain
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
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