Nurses on the Frontline: Models for Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines


Due to COVID-19, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses like flu this fall and winter are more important than ever. Health centers across the country are responding with innovative strategies such as drive-thru flu clinics, flu strike teams, and IT solutions that find and map communities in need of flu vaccines. They are testing and refining these strategies to ensure that vaccines are administered safely and quickly amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. This page shares insights from health center nursing leaders about microplanning for the COVID-19 vaccination rollout when the vaccine becomes available.

Video: Nurses Discuss Planning for Flu and COVID-19 Vaccination

Nursing leaders from Community Health Center discuss three different models of nursing microplanning for flu and COVID-19 vaccination used for their health centers and patients.

In this “Nurses on the Frontline” webinar, a panel of nursing leaders shared lessons learned from their 2020 flu vaccine season strategies and key considerations for developing COVID-19 vaccination implementation microplans. The webinar, which took place on October 15, 2020, featured Mary Blankson, Chief Nursing Officer, Community Health Center, Inc., Nate Peña, Registered Nurse Care Manager, Esperanza Health Center, and Anthony Fortenberry, Chief Nursing Officer, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center.


Tip Sheet: COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Microplanning

Read lessons learned and considerations in this tip sheet.