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.