Mobile Vaccination Resources
The National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness calls on the U.S. government to mount a safe, effective, and comprehensive vaccination campaign that reaches people in all communities and includes strategies to vaccinate hard-to-reach and high-risk populations. However, traveling distance, limited access to medical providers or vaccine clinics, lack of public transportation, mobility issues, and work and family care schedules make it hard for some people to get vaccinated. Mobile vaccination is one way to reach them.
Mobile vaccination is an umbrella term to describe various initiatives to bring vaccination services closer to communities in need on a small scale. Mobile vaccination efforts are already occurring, and more are planned, to reach specific populations, including people who are underserved, high-risk groups, essential workers, and rural communities. These sites are coordinated by public health departments in indoor or outdoor settings, with support from local public health clinics, health care providers, pharmacies, community and faith-based organizations, employers, and private-sector vaccinators.
CDC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have developed materials to help jurisdictions set up mobile vaccination sites and expand their use as vaccine supply increases.
- Guidance for Planning Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-Site Locations
- Key Operational Considerations for Jurisdictions Planning to Operate COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
To meet vaccination goals, jurisdictions are planning for and operating multiple, temporary, large- and small-scale vaccination sites, both fixed location and mobile, as strategies to vaccinate more of the population rapidly. This guidance provides information that informs the planning and operations of all types and sizes of vaccination clinics, including key considerations to maximize throughput at vaccination sites in large venues, drive-through vaccination clinics, and smaller-scale mobile vaccination venues. Jurisdictions can use this printable PDF to begin planning for, optimizing, and maximizing vaccinations in a variety of temporary vaccination sites.