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Volume 20, Number 4—April 2014

Research

Efficiency of Points of Dispensing for Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 Vaccination, Los Angeles County, California, USA, 2009

Shubhayu SahaComments to Author , Brandon Dean, Steven Teutsch, Rebekah H. Borse, Martin I. Meltzer, DeeAnn Bagwell, Alonzo Plough, and Jonathan Fielding
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (S. Saha, R.H. Borse, M.I. Meltzer); Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA (B. Dean, S. Teutsch, D. Bagwell, A. Plough, J. Fielding)

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Table 1

Patient characteristics and POD data from 101 influenza vaccine events, Los Angeles County, California, USA, October 23–December 8, 2009*

Variable Mean SD Min Max
Patient characteristic, % patients
Age 0–10 y 22 7 0 41
Pregnancy 4 3 0 25
Contraindications 3 7 0 42
Preexisting medical conditions 23 7 0 36
POD data
Throughput 239 87 40 427
Vaccine mix 29 13 0 62
Clinical staff time 56 13 12 100
Queue length 247 277 7 1,614
PODs same day 5.7 3.7 1 13
Proportion of POD locations with influenza vaccine clinics before 2009 0.14 0.08 0 1
Proportion of POD events during vaccine shortage ending on 2009 Nov 21 0.81 0.15 0 1

*POD, point of distribution; throughput, average vaccine doses administered per hour per POD event; vaccine mix, percentage of live-attenuated monovalent vaccine; clinical staff time, percentage of clinical staff hours; queue length, average number of patients in queue outside PODs per hour per event; PODs same day, number of POD events held on the same day.

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