Exercise Benefits / Facts
Tweet information on this exercise to your followers.
This exercise will serve as an opportunity for public health agencies to assess their ability to establish, manage and demobilize a Point of Dispensing (POD) in response to a Phase 6 Influenza Pandemic.
During this exercise staff and management will work together as a unified team to meet the challenges associated with dispensing antiviral drugs to the community’s residents.
Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative
The Operation POD Squad – A Point of Dispensing Functional Exercise is part of the national Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative.
An outbreak of unusually severe respiratory illness is identified in a small village in southern China. Over the next 45 to 60 days the outbreak becomes a devastating Phase 6 Influenza Pandemic affecting communities throughout the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases the antiviral drugs contained within the Strategic National Stockpile.
Access an informative series of Point of Dispensing (POD) Operations videos.
Your agency or organization can participate in this exercise for $600.
For information about participating in this exercise please complete an Information Request Form. Upon completing the form you will be contacted and provided with additional information.
|Exercise Date||Exercise Time||Scenario||Exercise
|Location / Participation *|
|Individual participant registration CLOSES at 12:00PM ET on the day prior to the exercise||Tweet|
|Call 850-241-3565 to schedule this exercise||9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
|Influenza Pandemic||Registration will open once the exercise is scheduled||From a conference room or similar location via the ONX System as part of your organization’s Incident Management Team|
* Everyone who will be participating in the exercise must register for the following reasons: