Term Points of Distribution Clinic Sites
Code TH-2600.6525-600
Definition Locations where people can receive medication or vaccine to protect themselves in the event of a disease outbreak (e.g., pandemic influenza) or a terrorist release of biological or chemical weapons such as anthrax, plague or smallpox. Mass prophylaxis of the public becomes necessary when the need for rapid, voluntary vaccination of a large population exceeds the normal capacity of the local public health and health care system.
Created 8/10/10
Changed 9/23/10
Use References Mass Clinic Sites
Mass Immunization Sites
Mass Prophylaxis Clinics
Mass Vaccination/Dispensing Sites
PODS Clinics
PODS Clinic Sites
Point of Dispensing/Vaccination Clinics
Point of Dispensing/Vaccination Clinic Sites
See Also References Open Pharmacies (TH-2600.1500-715)
Pharmacies (LH-6600)
Post Disaster Emergency Medical Care (TH-2300.6350)
Prescription Medication Services (LH-6700)
External Classification Terms Disaster (CAN DI-180)
Disaster Preparedness and Relief (UW
Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services (NTE M20)
Disaster Relief/Recovery (NPC M02.04)
Disaster Services (USA DI-180)
Related Concepts Disaster Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "State of California Mass Prophylaxis Planning Guide", California Emergency Medical Services Authority, http://www.emsa.ca.gov/disaster/files/draft_mass_prophy_final.pdf

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