It is foreseeable that an effective and safe vaccine for COVID-19 will be approved and available in the near future.
Solutions are needed to provide the vaccine to a huge number of people which will be a major organisational and logistical challenge. It will start with people from the medical/nursing care system and other priority professional groups then we need a plan for those citizens who want to be vaccinated. Depending on the country this will affect between 50 - 80% of the population. To enable this requires a flexible and mobile concept.
Mobile vaccination clinics in shipping containers transported on articulated lorries travel through countries or regions to immunise the vaccinating population against the corona virus.
WALDNER is the worldwide market leader for laboratory equipment and employs scientific experts in its Help Innovations team to ensure qualified and efficient performance throughout the entire workflow. WALDNER can also flexibly adapt the mobile vaccination centre to local conditions where necessary which will enable the healthcare system to carry out a mass vaccination programme.
Within a few weeks, the mobile vaccination centres are ready for use and can then be deployed for any time period in not only large or small towns and cities, but also in villages or remote communities thus contributing to the rapid immunization of the population.
WALDNER's concept makes it possible to transport a fleet of mobile vaccination centres on trucks through country areas and set them up in public places or car parks in front of shopping centres, schools, and sports buildings.
For example, the vaccination clinic can be in the same place seven days a week, or a road tour can be organised with a fixed route followed, therefore, visiting the same points regularly over a period of weeks e.g. standing in the village square every Tuesday morning.
For each vaccination centre, two people would be required to vaccinate and one for the reception to administer approximately twelve injections per hour. The mobile vaccination centre has separated registration and vaccination / recreation areas so that the controlled flow of people minimises the risk of contamination and contagion. Each unit is fully equipped with the necessary technology (electricity, lighting, air conditioning, heating, ...) and furniture and is self-sufficient in terms of water, electricity and waste disposal.
The advantages of mobile vaccination centres are obvious: people do not have to travel, and distance barriers are reduced.
Existing public buildings can continue to be used as usual and the burden on the health system in general is reduced. Hospitals and general practitioners are not burdened by the vaccinations process and normal operations are not affected by the additional number of people. Municipalities do not have to think about moving to schools or sports centres, for example, to create vaccination rooms.
Local authorities can concentrate on their core tasks and they do not have to worry about additional hygiene requirements to disinfect the vaccination rooms and prevent the spread of disease.