Oregon Health & Science University’s Center for Primary Care Research and Innovation has assembled a guide for other primary care teams across the country to launch and sustain COVID-19 vaccine clinics in their communities.
“Our goal was to create a ‘vaccination clinic in a box’ that could be replicated in, and tailored to, many types of settings,” the authors write.
Developed in partnership with the OHSU Family Medicine Scappoose team and Columbia County, Oregon, the guide describes the Scappoose team’s experience creating a vaccine clinic from scratch in a primary care rural health center and aims to make the experience easier for others. It includes:
- Questions to ask in order to prepare for the clinic
- Examples of documents and materials that may be needed
- Sample workflows and role descriptions
- Vaccination procedures
- Lessons learned
The toolkit is intended to be a living document, and the authors welcome feedback from others based on their experiences using the guide. (Contact information is in chapter 1). It was created with input from providers and departments across OHSU and includes many helpful resources created by numerous teams across OHSU who have been involved in delivering vaccines on campus and throughout the community.
The toolkit can be downloaded from CPCRI’s website: bridgetoinnovation.org/our-initiatives/covid-response.
CPCRI is a collaborative, interdisciplinary community of primary care scholars, housed within OHSU’s Department of Family Medicine, that inspires innovation, learning and discovery in primary care research.