HEALTH CARE AGENCY TO EXERCISE EMERGENCY RESPONSE AT IRVINE GREAT PARK
(Santa Ana, CA) – The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), City of Irvine and seven South County cities will be exercising a Point of Dispensing (POD) emergency preparedness event at the Great Park, Irvine on October 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to practice rapid distribution of medicine in the event of a public health outbreak.
If a widespread disease or other emergency were to occur, it may be necessary for local health departments to activate PODs to distribute large amounts of vaccinations, antibiotics, and other medicines to a large number of people. “This multi-city POD exercise is a great opportunity for Orange County residents to help the Health Care Agency exercise our capabilities to distribute medications in an emergency scenario,” said County Health Officer Dr. Eric Handler. Continue reading