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Areas of Institutional Response:

•Academic Programs
•Health and Safety
•Student LIfe
•Administrative Services
•Transportation and Controlled Access

Avian Flu Plan: Appendices > Appendix H <- You Are Here

Appendix H: Point of Distribution Center [PDF]

The University Health Center in collaboration with the Prince George's County Health Department will establish a Point of Distribution Center (POD) on the campus to distribute medications/vaccines that may become available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to county residents in case of an emergency.

  1. The University of Maryland will become a POD for the purpose of distributing medication/vaccine to members of the University of Maryland community. Residents from the surrounding community would also be served should they come into the POD station. Ritchie Coliseum is the identified building to be used for the POD program.

  2. The DPS would be expected to provide security for POD operations. The design, equipment, signage and supplies to operate will be identified, secured and stored in advance in order to facilitate quick set up when needed.

  3. The University Health Center will recruit 150 people to be available to staff the POD. Typically about 50 persons are required, but two alternates will also be recruited. The County has requested that the UHC identify all first responders on campus since they and their families will have initial access to any medication/vaccine that is available. These first responders will include employee groups such as DPS, UHC staff, Counseling Center staff, Dining Services staff, key administrators, POD volunteers and others.

  4. POD volunteers will be trained by the County.

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