Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes when implemented in multiple real-life settings, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities.

Promising Practices Observed in High-Throughput COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in the United States, February–May 2021

McColloch C.E., Samson M.E., Parris K.P., Stewart A., Robinson J.A., Cooper B., Galloway E.G., Garcia R., Gilani Z., Jayapaul-Philip B., Lucas P., Nguyen K.H., Noe R.S., Trudeau A.T., and Kennedy E.D.

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Organizational Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

The study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assessed high-throughput COVID-19 vaccination sites in the United States, including Puerto Rico, to identify promising practices for their implementation. Through site observations and staff interviews, they conducted 134 assessments in multiple states, highlighting practices related to health equity, partnerships, site design, visual communication, quick response codes, and risk management. These findings can aid in the planning and execution of future vaccination operations for COVID-19, influenza, and other vaccine-preventable diseases, offering valuable insights to vaccination planners and providers for strengthening their site plans and implementation strategies.

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Capacity Building, Improve Data Infrastructure, Partnership Building

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