Vaximap.org: optimal routes for home visits
So far, 19,856 routes have been built for 217,073 patients.
How it works
This is a tool for finding the fastest routes to visit a set of housebound patients.
- Upload a 2-column spreadsheet containing patient identifiers and locations (eg postcodes).
- Choose a cluster size (number of patients to group together), for example the number of vaccine doses in a vial.
- The patients are sorted into clusters based on proximity to each other and the optimal route found within each.
How to use this tool
- The spreadsheet must have one patient per row, with a maximum of 300.
- Patient IDs can be any mix of numbers or characters eg "1A2B3C", and they should not be identifying (the numbers 1,2,3,... work just fine)
- Locations can be street names and towns, postcodes, zipcodes; anything that you could type into Bing Maps. In the UK, postcodes must be used.
- If the first row contains column names eg "name, postcode", skip them: set the first patient row to 2.
- The cluster size must be between 3 and 25. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has 11 doses per vial.
- All patients will be allocated to a cluster, but not all the clusters will be the same size (some may be smaller than the limit).
- If you open one of the routes in Google maps on desktop, you can then send it to your phone via text or email.
- Each route can be made into a round trip by providing a start/end address.
Build your routes