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1 Mass Vaccination Clinics Henderson County, NC Linda Weldon, RN, BSN Linda Charping, MEd, RHEd Henderson County Department of Public Health

2 Learning Objectives: Understand logistical need of an off- site vaccination clinic Describe the advantages / disadvantages of working with a contracted vaccine distributor Identify marketing techniques used to reach adults and children

3 Planning for a fall influenza clinic begins Late winter of calendar year

4 Target group(s) to vaccinate Anticipated response - quantity of vaccine to order FIRST DECISIONS:

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6 Can we get vaccine in time? CDC recommendations for vaccination for the upcoming season Competition from commercial sites Now the real work begins! When ?

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9 Where? Site available on clinic date? Large enough to handle all activities? Adequate parking? Restroom facilities?

10 Equipment needed: 1.Refrigeration to maintain cold chain 2.Copiers for insurance information 3.Medical supplies

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13 Staffing for flu clinics: Licensed nurses Paid staff Student nurses Administrative support 3 admin to 1 nurse

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16 VaxCare We were in the early planning stages when VaxCare came to our attention!

17 Advantages of using a contract supplier: No upfront cost for vaccine Guaranteed delivery date Variable quantity – reorder as needed No greater administrative burden at clinic site

18 Advantages… More insurance companies in network VaxCare will do all billing! HD will receive % for each vaccine paid by insurance

19 Advantages…. Vaccine supplied in prefilled syringes – preservative free VaxCare provided medical supplies

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21 Disadvantages: One of largest insurance carriers for our retired population was not in VaxCares network Cash table was more complicated due to VaxCares receipt forms

22 Disadvantages… PR value of non-network employer insurance companies HD set up special clinics for some employers

23 Disadvantages…. Extra planning time for incorporating VaxCare procedures into our tried and true protocols! meetings

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25 VaxCare Marketing Objective : increase immunization rates and attract new patients Website: Telephone campaign Year 1 – by zip code – no charge Year 2+ - Database built using client information from flu consent form

26 Telephone AutoDial Campaign

27 VaxCare Signage

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30 Additional Marketing Radio Ads Government Channel – Cable TV Flyers Community sites School clinics Press Releases Public Health Hotline Alert Now

31 Contact Information Linda Weldon, RN, BSN Linda Charping, MEd, RHEd


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