Health Department Seeks Volunteers for Point of Dispensing (POD) Exercise

Posted at 11 a.m.

Did you know that the Fairfax County Health Department has robust plans in place to respond to a wide-scale bioterrorism attack?

To keep our plans up-to-date and staff trained and ready, those plans have to be tested. And that’s where you can help!

Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise

The Health Department is seeking volunteers to participate in our upcoming Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise on Saturday, July 29. From 9-11 a.m. a simulated POD will be operated at Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Road, Clifton.

Trained Health Department staff and volunteers will assist actors – POD clients – with filling out a screening form, dispensing faux-medications and answering questions. This exercise is intended to evaluate the Health Department’s ability to provide critical services during a disaster, specifically dispensing medication quickly to residents.

Register to participate as an actor by going to Eventbrite. If you have any questions, contact Liz Sullivan, training and exercise coordinator, at 703-246-8703.

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