Title

COVID-19 Patient Vaccine Program Design and Implementation: An Academic Children's Hospital's Model, Approach, and Outcomes

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-1-2022

Journal

The Journal of ambulatory care management

Volume

45

Issue

2

DOI

10.1097/JAC.0000000000000406

Abstract

To slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and reduce the associated morbidity and mortality, the Children's National Hospital developed a multidisciplinary, collaborative vaccine program aimed at equitably and expeditiously vaccinating the pediatric population of the surrounding community. Interdepartmental collaboration, professional expertise, and community partnerships allowed for a dynamic and successful program design that began as large volume-centralized vaccine clinics and expanded to smaller volume ambulatory clinics. This strategy proved successful at meeting local vaccine demand; however, strategies to improve vaccine uptake in communities with high rates of hesitancy are still needed to maximize vaccine equity.

Department

Pediatrics

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