Launch of the Vaccination Centre

Partners: University Hospital Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region, Statutory City of Ostrava, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ostrava

Field: Healthcare

Experts from the National Centre of Competence in HPC and the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre were invited to participate in a joint project to build a large-scale vaccination centre in Ostrava, which was commissioned in March 2021 at the Černá louka site in Ostrava.

“Our team has created a simulation of the passage through the vaccination centre, which makes it possible to detect critical points. In the original design, these turned out to be, for example, the waiting room after vaccination and the printing of the confirmation at the exit,” says Tomáš Martinovič from IT4Innovations, who is working on the simulation with his colleagues.

A consultation before the vaccination process.

Thanks to the developed simulation, it is possible to determine the required number of operator and staff positions for each station. The simulation also determines exactly how many people can be in the vaccination centre at any one time, at different stages such as registration, vaccination itself, or rest after vaccination. Even “little things” such as lunch breaks for staff were taken into account. To minimize the number of staff, rotations of support staff during breaks were prepared, with individuals taking turns at each post.

The simulation can be seen and run HERE.

Ivo Vondrák, Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region

“I appreciate the efforts of all the partners who have been and continue to be involved in the construction of the vaccination centre. It is good to note that an important element in the design of such a centre was the supporting simulation, which was developed by scientists at IT4Innovations and without which the testing of the capacity of the centre would have taken many times longer. We now know that the centre is capable of vaccinating up to 2,600 people per day, and we only wish we had enough vaccines to fully test the capacity in practice.”