January 2009
Posted by Amber Chiang
On October 24, 2008, volunteers gathered at Bakersfield College to test their ability to vaccinate the community in a point-of-dispensing exercise. The college entered into the partnership because if Bakersfield was ever to experience pandemic influenza or another such disaster, it might be necessary to distribute medications to many citizens quickly, and Bakersfield College would be called on to provide the service. Bakersfield College operated the entire event in an incident command system structure, which aligned all services and volunteers under one command structure. Calling on the Nation...


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