Pop Up Vaccination Point of Distribution (POD) for Seniors: A How to Guide

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April 28, 2021

To provide seniors in San Diego County with greater and improved access to the COVID-19 vaccine, in early February 2021 the Gary and Mary West Foundation and West PACE in coordination with the County of San Diego, City of San Marcos, and local community-based organizations we stood up the county’s first senior-only vaccination clinic. Some of the unique features of the site included:

  • Appointments coordinated by phone only and booked solely through 2-1-1 San Diego.
  • Elimination of long lines. 
  • Arrangements for a senior to stay with their caregiver throughout their visit.
  • Earlier hours of operation, providing more choice to family members and caregivers.
  • On site care navigators to assist patients who arrive on their own.
  • Limited movement from station-to-station within the site (once seated, patients may remain seated until the visit is concluded).
  • Accommodations for mobility and cognitive impairments.
  • Interpretation services through video remote or phone services.