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Story from the Field


Name of Health Department/Agency: St. Louis County Department of Health
State: MO
Date Added: 11/10/2009
Themes: Vaccine Planning and Administration
Issue Summary: Vaccine planning in St. Louis--a driving city
Description of Issue(s): We are doing our first PODs for H1N1 this coming weekend.
Actions taken to address the issue(s): 1.We are a driving city, so we are starting early and having line tickets that are color coded. You either get an AM or a PM ticket and then come back when it is your turn.
2.We have as many line tickets as we have doses. They are on a first come first served basis and when the tickets are gone that is it. That is all the vaccine we will be giving out.
3.We are not checking priority group status. We will read off who is included and if you say you are, we believe you.
4.We are having a first aid station but not much more.
5.If you appear sick already you will not be able to go through.
Outcomes that resulted from actions taken:

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