The Burlington Local Health Office is trained and ready to respond to public health emergencies so that people in our community can stay healthy and safe. We work wtih local state and federal partners to make sure we are prepared to distribute medicine, supplies and information to residents of Chittenden County in a health emergency. The Burlington Local Health Office played a vital role in coordinating the local response to recent public health emergencies that impacted our community, including the mumps outbreaks that occured at local colleges in Chittenden County in 2018.
During some public health emergencies, the Burlington Local Health Office will set up a site where medications can be distributed to the community. The site, called a “point of distribution” or POD site, helps the Health Department get medicine to people who need it as quickly as possible.
We are arranging partnerships with private distribution sites. This allows an organization to distribute medicine to their own employees and their families. We are interested in working with community partners, both public and private, who would like to become a pre-arranged distribution site. If there is a public health emergency, this will allow distributing medicine to employees and their families to prevent infection or disease. This helps to safeguard business and organization continuity.
Are you a large local business or organization interested in becoming a distribution site? Contact our office at 802-863-7323.