What is a POD?

Definition:

POD is short for Point of Dispensing


These are specific locations that can be opened for the purpose of dispensing (distributing) medication or giving vaccinations to large populations in a public health emergency.


Facilities that have been pre-screened and are available during the emergency would be opened as PODís in every city for the purpose of dispensing medications or vaccinations to the County population. Educational materials regarding the preventive medication and disease will be provided with the medications or vaccine.