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Frontiers in Public Health


The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a huge global impact, and it continues to test the resilience of medical services to emergencies worldwide. In the current post-epidemic era, vaccination has become a highly effective strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, using conventional mathematical models to evaluate the spatial distribution of medical resources, including vaccination, ignore people's behaviors and choices and make simplifications to the real world. In this study, we use an enhanced model based on the Theory of People Behavior (TPB) to perform a macro analysis of the satisfaction ability of medical resources for vaccination in Hangzhou, China, and attribute the city to a three-level structure. According to the allocation, the supply capacity of vaccination sites is calculated and divided into four categories (good, normal, not bad, and bad). Meanwhile, we raise an assumption based on the result and the general development law of the city and analyze the reasons for the impact of personal behavior on the spatial distribution of medical resources, as well as the relationship between the demand distribution and spatial distribution of medical resources and future development strategies. It is considered that the overall medical resources, especially vaccination in Hangzhou, feature the situation of central supply overflow, and are found to hardly meet the needs of population points in surrounding areas, requiring a more flexible strategy to allocate facilities in these areas.


Humans, COVID-19 Vaccines, COVID-19, Personal Satisfaction, China, Vaccination



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