Paramedics as Partners In Back to School Immunizations
Florida Public Health Association
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DOH-Broward invited all members of the City Readiness Initiative program, which included the Fire Chiefs of 21 municipalities to participate in the Back to School Immunization campaign. The municipalities provided a vaccination venue and allowed paramedics to serve as vaccinators. DOH-Broward utilized an Incident Command Structure (ICS), which assisted in the provision of technical expertise, vaccines and storage and handling. DOH-Broward also sought additional partnerships which included Broward County Schools, Broward County Medical Reserve Corps and Volunteers, and the Haitian American Nurses Association as well as DOH-Broward volunteers. Results: This initiative: (1) created additional venues for parents to obtain immunizations; (2) enhanced community partnerships; and (3) provided opportunities to utilize the ICS and Points of Dispensing (PODs) as an emergency management exercise
Medicine and Health Sciences
Conference material published in Proceedings
Turner, Akiva, "Paramedics as Partners In Back to School Immunizations" (2013). Department of Health Sciences Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Posters, Speeches, Lectures, etc.. 150.