Drive In, Drive out Vaccination Station

We’ve been at the cancer center so much since December, when we saw there was a “stay-in-your-car” option for the vaccine my mom signed up immediately. I drove her for both doses. They had such a smart set up I ended up getting both my shots there too!

First, you queued up around the massive building before pulling into the parking garage adapted for this service.

Early signs tell you to tune to a frequency inside the parking garage to learn more about the brand, side effects, and other important learnings.

The first station checks to make sure you’re registered. The next station gets you in one of two queues. The third station goes over the vaccine and answers any questions.

At the fourth station there are 4 stands with two nurses each. You pull all the way forward as far as you can and they descend on 4 cars at once. The nurse asks which arm and may ask for you to open your door.

After that you drive down to the next level of the parking garage, where there are 5 bays of people to either check you out or schedule your next dose.

Then you park with your doors unlocked for 15 minutes and honk if you require assistance. After that, you’re off!

Altogether, I talked to 6 people with masks on, the only one who got close was the one with the needle. I thought the hospital did a great job of setting this up.

Published by Andrea Lee Bishop

Andrea (pronounced On-dree-ah) leads Automattic's Support Leads and works in hiring. She's a fixer, traveler, mom, math geek, aspiring-polyglot, musician, and coffee lover.

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