Closed pod vaccination clinics take the pressure off mass vaccination sites

Closed pod clinics can help employers vaccinate their staff faster.
Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 6:35 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Mass vaccination sites are moving well in Lucas County, administering thousands of vaccines to the public each week. But there is a major effort to set up smaller, closed pod vaccination clinics that can serve specific groups of people.

We’ve already seen plenty of these throughout the vaccine rollout. Clinics set up to vaccinate school staff and teachers were closed pods, serving only to vaccinate educators as quickly as possible.

Closed pod clinics offer businesses an opportunity to work with local healthcare providers to administer vaccines to their staff but they also take the pressure off of mass vaccination sites and spread out opportunities to other locations, allowing a larger number of people to be vaccinated faster.

These clinics are encouraged for groups 300 or larger and sometimes if you don’t have that many employees, Mercy Health and the Health Department can work to possibly combine your business with another to get to the 300 person mark.

If you are interested in setting up a closed pod for your business or school you can contact the Lucas County Health Department or contact Mercy Health.

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