Considerations for Planning Curbside/Drive-Through Vaccination Clinics

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Guidance for assisting with jurisdictional planning and implementation of satellite, temporary, or off-site vaccination clinics by public and private vaccination organizations.

Because of COVID-19, there has been a decrease in non-urgent, face-to-face, routine medical visits, including those for routine vaccinations. But unfortunately, postponing or canceling routine vaccinations for children and adults leaves individuals vulnerable to becoming infected with vaccine-preventable diseases and increases the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. One way to ensure that people continue to receive needed vaccines is to set up a curbside or drive-through vaccination clinic. If you are planning a curbside or drive-through vaccination clinic, some issues for consideration include:

  • When to screen for contraindications and precautions
  • How to store, handle, and prepare vaccines properly
  • How to follow infection control practices
  • How to ensure patient and health care provider safety while
    administering vaccines
  • What measures to take if the driver is being vaccinated

This guidance should be used in conjunction with Guidance for Planning Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-Site Locations and the Satellite, Temporary, and Off-Site Vaccination Clinic Supply Checklist.

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Page last reviewed: July 27, 2020