MIPODFriday, April 17, 2020
The Mayfield Village Fire Department is working with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and neighboring communities to prepare for re-activation of a Mass Inoculation Point of Dispensing site (MIPOD).
Our local MIPOD was last used in December of 2009 in response to the H1N1 pandemic and could be used again, if activated by the Board of Health, for the mass dispensing of medication or vaccinating the public in response to a public health emergency. As we are now in a pandemic situation for COVID-19, the likelihood of a POD activation is increasingly possible.
If a vaccine, medication or mass testing becomes available, and MIPOD is activated by the Board of Health, a drive-thru site would be located on the Mayfield High School property to quickly serve as many people as possible.
RESIDENTS IN THE MAYFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE BEING ASKED TO VOLUNTEER TO ASSIST WITH STAFFING MIPOD.
In order to prepare, we are seeking both medical and non-medical volunteers to help with the following:
- Traffic control
- Parking lot attending
- Record keeping and similar administrative tasks.
- Medical personnel to administer tests or vaccines
- Other positions yet to be determined
A volunteer registration form is available on the Village’s website, click here. Please share this information with family, friends and neighbors; the more it’s circulated, the greater the number of volunteers we’ll have available when needed. Shifts and work hours are not yet determined and will vary.
Volunteers will receive a MIPOD T-shirt (please indicate size on the digital form), and will be given a rearview mirror hanging tag to allow access to the volunteer parking lot. If you have questions, please call or email your MIPOD team at 440.471.1045 or email@example.com. Thank you and stay safe.