Safely operating flu vaccination sites during COVID-19

Demand for flu shots is up, and organizations that administer them need to take extra precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) offers a compendium of guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other sources that covers key topics for considerations by those offering flu vaccinations, including:

  • Organizational planning for satellite, temporary, off-site and drive-through clinics;
  • Infection control measures;
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE); and
  • Vaccine transport, storage, and handling.

Collectively, the resources offer guidance and strategies for managing social distancing recommendations, symptom-screening, hand hygiene, adverse event reporting, vaccine temperature and more.

Download the vaccination clinic resources document from DPH

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