Points of Dispensing or PODs are locations across the County that could be used to distribute medications or vaccinations in the event of a health emergency to a large number of people. Normally, you go to a clinic or doctor’s office for medicine. But during a health emergency, POD’s may be set up to get medications out very quickly. Medicines given at the PODS will be free. Routine medical care is not provided at a POD.
There are two types of PODs, open PODs and closed PODs. An open POD is a public place that people can go to get medication or a vaccination (a shot), for free in a public health emergency. A closed POD is only open to a specific group of people, like a company for their employees and their immediate family members.