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    Vaccination Site Health and Safety Guidelines

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  • These guidelines shall be provided to every COVID-19 Vaccination Site team member and training on its content must be conducted with team members at the start of daily vaccination site operations.

    • Each vaccination site supervisor/lead is responsible for site assessment and establishing and maintaining operations that adhere to Public Health and related guidelines as outlined below.
    • Vaccination site supervisor/lead shall monitor and control the distribution of gloves, masks, and other personal protective equipment supplies to ensure POD has adequate supply to meet needs.
    • The guidelines outlined below are a compilation of materials available on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
    • The plant manager or other custodial staff will ensure that existing and enhanced sanitation/disinfection guidelines are followed.


    Three S for Vaccine Site Safety

    These guidelines are divided into three categories: Screening, Sanitation, and Social Distancing. It is up to every vaccination site team member to use the Three S’s to protect their health and the health of others. Related Resource: Three S Poster/Handout



    Avoid cross contamination by not touching surfaces or objects (i.e., personal cell phones) that have not been sanitized. If you touch any surface or object that is not sanitized, remove gloves, if any, and wash/dry hands immediately before proceeding with vaccination site activities.

    Handwashing Instructions for all vaccination site team members

    • Ensure sinks or hand wash stations are available and well stocked with soap and paper towels at all times.
    • Wash hands and arms with soap and water (See image below) for at least 20 seconds then dry hands throughout the day before and after:
      • Eating or drinking
      • Preparing food
      • Putting on and taking off gloves and face masks
      • Using the restroom
    • Wash hands after direct contact with ill persons or handling their belongings.
    • Post handwashing signs as visual reminders.
    • Hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of at least 60% may be used instead of soap and water, but hand washing is the preferred method for sanitizing one’s hands according to the Public Health Department.
  • Face Masks

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Waste

  • Social Distancing Protocols