Medication Dispensing Strategies


Activation and Operation

Partnering with community pharmacies can be a valuable asset to a mass prophylaxis strategy. When an event occurs, the local public health jurisdiction’s ability to distribute and dispense medications to mass populations in an efficient manner will determine the success of the response. By incorporating pharmacies into mass dispensing planning, your jurisdiction will have widespread distribution capabilities – reaching affected persons your community in a timely, convenient, and appropriate manner. So how do you get started? This section describes the necessary steps to successful communication and coordination between local public health jurisdictions and pharmacies before and during a widespread emergency.