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FIGURE 3-1
Basic medical countermeasures (MCM) distribution anddispensing strategy currently in place in the United States.

NOTES: Actual pathways may vary depending on the location and nature of the public health emergency. MCM are released from secure stockpiles around the country to regional or state centers, which facilitate the distribution of MCM to where they will be dispensed to the public. Note that caches may also be the sites of points of dispensing (PODs) (e.g., workplace caches). Vendor-managed inventory may be shipped to distribution sites or directly to PODs.



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