Recommended Infrastructure Standards for Mass Antibiotic Dispensing


This document presents a set of recommended standards for mass antibiotic dispensing that focus on the “points of dispensing” (or PODs, locations where the members of the public would go to receive life-saving antibiotics or other medical countermeasures during a large-scale public health emergency). Specifically, the standards address (1) the number and location of PODs, (2) internal POD operations, (3) POD staffing, and (4) POD security.

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Content Author: 
Christopher Nelson, Edward W. Chan, Anita Chandra
Content Source: 
RAND Corporation
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