The last year has been one for the history books. Around the world, almost 100 million people have been sick with the COVID-19 virus and new variant cases are now being reported. While we began last year with uncertainty, we ended the year with some levels of hope as two vaccines were approved and shown to be effective. Sites for administering the vaccine are being set up overnight, everywhere from schools and medical centers to convention centers, and even Disneyland.
To get vaccine sites set up quickly and efficiently, safety and communication are key. FASTSIGNS recommends these sign and graphic components as standard.
Parking and Exterior Signs
From the moment people begin arriving at a designated vaccination site, flow of traffic is crucial. Get vehicles to their destination as quickly as possible with clearly marked parking signs and arrows. Large banners on buildings can alert visitors of entrances and exits at a distance, reducing frustration. Utilize the space on perimeter fencing or place temporary signs throughout the parking area to let those arriving know if they need to wait in their vehicle or call a phone number upon arrival.
Wayfinding and Directional Signs
As those preparing to get the vaccine approach the building or site, pavement graphics and A-frame signs can visually guide them. Wayfinding signage should be highly visible and easy to read at a distance. Pop-up tents are ideal for exterior check-in points, are able to be moved as needed and can provide a visual landmark for those who need to orient themselves.
Informational Signs and Graphics
This virus and the pandemic has changed our day-to-day lives. Many may be feeling vulnerable and unsure as they arrive for their vaccine. Help provide assurance and confidence with temporary wall graphics, window clings, posters and banner stands that display helpful tips and vaccine information. Banner stands, floor graphics and hanging signs can designate injection sites and streamline the process.
At one site alone, thousands are being vaccinated each day, with the number expected to grow. From parking and wayfinding to line management and information sharing, effective signs and graphics play a critical role in keeping vaccine sites functioning safely and efficiently. For help transforming your facility into a vaccine center with the needed signs and graphics, contact your local FASTSIGNS.