3,000 Vaccinations A Day? BHS Pitches Efficiency Plan
Berkshire hospital executives and public health officials have joined together to develop a streamlined vaccination plan for later phases of the rollout, which could see as many as 3,000 people vaccinated each day — if supplies become available.
The Berkshire Eagle reports Berkshire Health Systems and the Berkshire County Boards of Health Association say they are waiting on the state to approve their plan, which would employ the hospital system as a central distribution point. Community Health Programs has also partnered with the hospital system and public health officials on the effort.
The plan would not alter the vaccination timeline, nor would it change how people should expect to sign up when they are eligible.
But, health care leaders say it would ensure that every dose sent to Berkshire County is injected into someone’s arm as quickly and efficiently as possible. And they expect vaccine supply, not local capacity, to be the biggest factor limiting the pace of inoculations in upcoming phases.