The Role of Emergency Management in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Having a well-established emergency management (EM) team lays the foundation for successfully addressing any unexpected crises. Emergency is a multi-disciplinary effort, and an EM team’s strength is in the ability to help a facility through coordinating responses, following procedures, and maintaining safety. Over the next few months, as we gear up to a nationwide rollout of the vaccine, EM teams will be crucial in establishing and delivering distribution plans – in addition to keeping an eye on the horizon to prepare for the next potential global outbreak.
Additionally, the EM team should designate an additional group of experts to tackle problems within the facility and the vaccination plan. With this team, members can prepare guidance and navigate communication channels as they act as a liaison between the EM team, patients and staff.
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