Satellite, temporary, and off-site vaccination clinics play an important role in improving vaccination coverage rates and providing vaccines to hard-to-reach populations. To address the unique challenges of hosting clinics in these settings, the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) developed several resources to aid in standardizing the process. NAIIS’ vaccination clinic resources include:
- Checklist of Best Practices for Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-Site Locations provides a fillable checklist and step-by-step guide to following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) best practices for vaccine shipment, transport, storage, handling, preparation, administration, and documentation.
- Pledge for Organizations Implementing Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-Site Locations can be signed annually by organizations hosting these clinics and affirms that the organization will adhere to vaccination clinic best practices. Participating organizations will be recognized on the NAIIS website.
- Ten Principles for Holding Safe Vaccination Clinics at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-Site Locations is a one-page summary that highlights the main points of the checklist, and may be posted on the wall or distributed to participating staff.
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Checklist of Best Practices for Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-site Locations and Pledge for Implementing the Checklist addresses common questions regarding the checklist, pledge, and other technical questions.
As local health departments are significant providers of adult and childhood immunizations, these resources may be helpful during Influenza, Back-to-School, and other types of vaccination clinics held in non-traditional settings. To access additional information about NAIIS and vaccination clinic best practices, visit Tools to Assist Satellite, Temporary and Off-Site Vaccination Clinics.