Mobile Immunization Clinics Provide Needed Vaccines to Thousands
In 2017, the SRHD Immunization program, in partnership with schools and community partners, provided 2,567 vaccines through its Mobile Immunization Clinic model.
Mobile immunization clinics are two- to five-hour vaccination events that take place in a facility that has been “transformed” into a clinical setting capable of mass vaccinations. Schools and partners coordinate venue, promotional activities, and non-clinical volunteers while SRHD or a healthcare-system partner provides vaccines, administration supplies and trained vaccinators. These clinics provide a convenient, no-cost option for individuals and families to obtain needed vaccines that provide health protection for themselves and the community.
Community-wide mobile clinics were held at schools in Spokane, Mead, Central Valley, and Reardan School Districts.
On a smaller scale, community partners and school nurses can obtain vaccines and associated supplies from SRHD to host their own no-cost mobile immunization clinic for targeted populations, such as the homeless/transient population and students facing healthcare service access issues. SRHD packs all materials in a “clinic in a box” and the partner coordinates details for the clinic, including clinical and non-clinical staffing needs.
Last year, small-scale mobile immunization clinics were held throughout the community in homeless shelters, long-term care centers, public libraries, and senior apartments.
We want to thank our community partners who made these services possible:
- WSU Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy
- Gonzaga School of Nursing & Human Physiology
- Eastern WA Medical Reserve Corps
- School Nurse Liaisons
- Newtech Skills Center
- Rotary 21 Club of Spokane
If you are interested in learning more about hosting or partnering for these clinics,
Contact Kari Lidbeck at 509.324.1649 / email@example.com or visit: Immunity in the Community Toolkit for Schools and Groups.