Ontario study finds ‘circular hockey hub’ vaccine clinic most efficient model – CBC

Ministry of Health study finds way to cut vaccination time in half

Mar 06, 2023

Mass immunization clinics in which vaccinators and volunteers move around a circular set-up of chairs — with clients staying seated — was by far the most efficient model in an Ontario government study comparing different sites.

The Ministry of Health study, obtained by The Canadian Press through a freedom-of-information request, looked at nine different mass vaccination clinics in the last six months of 2021 with an eye to supporting possible future large-scale vaccine campaigns.

The traditional, drive-through and “circular hockey hub” models all had different strengths and limitations, but the circular hockey hub clinic was able to vaccinate the highest number of people per staff member, and clients spent the shortest amount of time there, the study found.

The hockey hub model sees the client sit in one chair and have staff and volunteers come by to complete registration, medical screening, vaccination and observation time all in the same place.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/vaccine-clincs-1.6769354

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