As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout starts ramping up across the U.S., state and local public health officials face daunting logistical challenges, including how to adequately staff COVID vaccination sites for this increased distribution. Healthcare and clerical workers are essential to effective COVID-19 vaccine administration and distribution—getting vaccine doses more quickly into people’s arms. State and local governments may have concerns about workforce staffing and support, such as:
- How should we adjust our workforce to handle the increased availability and distribution of vaccine doses?
- How many medical professionals and clerical workers do we need at community vaccination sites?
- Given the number of doses available, how long will it take to vaccinate residents in our community, county, or state?