COVID 19 has crippled economies, entire populations, and nations around the world. Save for a few countries, COVID 19 has crept into the lives of every single person on Earth, directly or indirectly. Many forecast models are trying to guess where the number of infections is headed. However, it will not change the fact that more than 160 million people have been infected with the virus ever since 2019.
The number of those who have died is at least 3.4 million people total. That number is significant and relatively huge compared to the number of people living in the world right now. There are almost 8 billion people in the world right now, and each of them is hiding, scared from the virus and its effects.
Thanks to the efforts of doctors and scientists, different types of vaccines were produced at ungodly speeds. Within less than a year, various types of vaccines have already sprouted out in different countries. The COVID vaccines do not prevent you from getting the virus. They only prevent COVID’s worse symptoms from appearing.
Once vaccinated, it will rarely be required for you to go to the hospital to get treated. While there is some opposition about vaccinating everyone, people have been stuck inside for too long that most want to get it over with. It is reported that already 38% of the people in the United States have been fully vaccinated. That rounds up to around 125 million people total.
Mass efforts to vaccinate people in different states have gone smoother than expected. Mass vaccination sites have been set up in different parts of the United States of America to hasten the vaccination drives.
How are mass vaccination centers being built in your community?
Location was important when the people in charge decided to place a mass vaccination center within the vicinity of your area. The mass vaccination center must be placed in an area that is easily accessible to even the commuting public. The vaccination center must also have an area where they can easily and properly dispose of the needles, masks, empty bottles, gloves, and other personal protective equipment used during the vaccination drives. Conventional vaccination sites like hospitals and clinics are already full at the moment.
To help alleviate the pressure on these healthcare facilities, multiple entrepreneurs have offered their stadiums, hotels, convention centers, and spacious venues to accommodate the vaccination drives. While they might profit in the venture, they have a lot more to lose on an ill populace and ill market.
Even in mass vaccination centers, social distancing protocols must still be followed. Aside from being spacious, ventilation is still a top priority for these enclosed spaces. You wouldn’t also want the public to feel uncomfortable while inside the mass vaccination center. Air-conditioning restoration was a top priority for these mass vaccination centers to allow the free flow of air within their buildings.
While these mass vaccination sites are already vetted for public use, everyone must take note that most of these mass gathering venues haven’t been used for a few months since the pandemic broke out. According to studies, transmission is highly likely if you are with a COVID positive person in a room with poor ventilation for more than 10 minutes. Ventilation denies the accumulation of moisture to linger within a certain enclosed space.
Convenience and speed are keys to building these mass vaccination centers. Because many people need to be vaccinated as quickly as possible, the speed by which these mass vaccination centers are being set up is the fastest as it has ever been. Some areas were even set up with just a tent as the vaccination center. However temporary the site may be, the important thing is that a vaccination center is set up for immediate use.
There are millions of vulnerable citizens that need the vaccine as soon as possible. The healthcare system of the United States is not a sturdy one. To avoid getting drowned in debt from the potential hospitalization bills you may incur, vaccination must be done as soon as possible. This fervor is the motivating factor to getting a mass vaccination center set up as quickly as humanly possible.
Thanks to the efforts of science, we are only months away from achieving herd immunity in the United States. By having most people vaccinated, we can expect fewer hospitalizations and fewer deaths as we progress through mass vaccination.