The aims of the study are to determine best practices from two large-scale, academic medical centers’ employee coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination clinics and to apply them to create scalable modules for rapid administration of 10,000 vaccinations.
The weekly number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered was captured. Processes were compared to determine best practices, which informed the scalable financial model.
Within the first 3 months, more than 60,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered, and 70% of employees were fully vaccinated in 4 months with more than 95% by the vaccine mandate deadline. The estimated cost of delivering one dose was $29.95 ($299,505/10,000) compared with $35–$39 per dose when delivered by an on-site retail pharmacy.
Successful, safe, and rapid delivery of more than 60,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in 3 months is practical and scalable. Learnings go beyond COVID-19 and can be applied to future outbreaks/pandemics.