Getting medicine to millions: New strategies for mass distribution

Onora Lien, Beth Maldin, Crystal Franco, Gigi Kwik Gronvall

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Abstract

This article examines the feasibility of allowing private industries such as grocery stores, wholesale clubs, and community immunizers to partner with public health authorities for the mass distribution of vaccines or antibiotics. Retail grocery and wholesale stores already have experience with annual influenza vaccination and may be a resource in a public health emergency, including a bioterrorist attack. This analysis suggests that retail store executives are willing to work with public health authorities to plan for and respond to public health emergencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-182
Number of pages7
JournalBiosecurity and Bioterrorism
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 24 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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