Proposed features/vaccination

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Key:vaccination
Status: Approved (active)
Proposed by: Polarbear_w
Tagging: vaccination=*
Applies to: nodearea
Definition: Illnesses against which a vaccination provides protection
Drafted on: 2020-11-24
RFC start: 2020-11-24
Vote start: 2020-12-08
Vote end: 2020-12-22

Proposal

The key is used to list the illnesses against which a vaccination provides protection.

Its primary intention is to use it as a subtag for healthcare:speciality=vaccination.

The value for the key can be one single illness, a semicolon-separated list of such or a common name for groups of illnesses.
The value should be given in a compact form in lower-case letters, for the illness (not the name of the virus/bacterium).

The voting is intended to be limited to deciding the key and the initial covid19 value, not other potential values.
The proposed key vaccination=* might be used in conjunction with alternative keys not considered yet.

Rationale

With the rapid development of vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 in the current COVID-19 pandemic, many municipalities are setting up vaccination centres to administer the protectional injections. Currently this needs to be performed in centralised centres as opposed to individual doctor's offices since the vaccine has specific requirements e.g. for storage at considerably low temperatures, and mass vaccination processes have to be organised.

Germany, for example, announced on 2020-12-04 to establish 350 such centres.

This proposal however is supposed to provide a useful key beyond the pandemic, and is such open for protection against other illnesses and various forms of logistics.

healthcare:speciality=vaccination as the targeted primary tag has been documented on the healthcare=* page since 2017-02-06. While it was not in the original healthcare proposal it is undisputed and plausible, used 34x at the time of the RFC.

Examples / Tagging

In Berlin/Germany, the two former airport buildings Tegel and Tempelhof are planned to be vaccination centres, along with some large sports facilities.

A COVID-19 vaccination centre would be tagged, on the building outline or as a POI node, as follows:

Other potential values include:

  • influenza; measles; poliomyelitis; hepatitis

Other facilities could administer specific vaccinations, e.g. a clinic for travel medicine could provide protection against typical tropical_diseases, which could be used in a group value:

  • tropical_diseases

Applies to

Building or campus outline or to a POI node.

Rendering

As other healthcare features, or used on specialised pandemic-targeted maps.

Features/Pages affected

The healthcare:speciality=vaccination is refined with the subkey.

External discussions

Discussion results

No top-level tag prescribed

The proposal intentionally does not prescribe the use of a particular top-level tag, since the physical characteristics of a vaccination facility can vary a lot, within a country and internationally.

It is to the discretion of the mapper to chose an appropriate top-level tag accordingly. Some examples are given on the discussion page.

The proposal recommends the use of healthcare:speciality=vaccination for the first descriptive tag, but other uses, already known or to be invented in the future, should be allowed explicitly.

Backward and forward compatibility

The proposal is backward compatible with existing tags, i.e. its use does not require to change some other tagging.

It is forward compatible, i.e. it can be used with similar cases (illnesses in this case) now and in future.

Simplicity and Searchability

The tagging scheme is simple, one new key was proposed, to be used in conjunction with an existing tag from the healthcare:speciality scheme. The top-level tag can be chosen by the mapper according to the local circumstances.

The key provides the nucleus of searching for facilities providing vaccination, or vaccination against Covid19 in the acute case. E.g. here is the Overpass search for "vaccination=covid19". This enables easy rendering or POI overlay on maps, as well as maintainability.

Temporary character and removing

Some participants discussed the temporary character of vaccination facilities during a pandemic. Anyway we do map objects with varying life span, this is not unusual for OSM. We do map construction sites, we do map temporary facilities in natural disasters and humanity crises, as this is a global one. If a facility has a predefined closing date, that can be mapped as end_date=*. Anyway most people expect the facilities to operate at least a year or even much longer.

Most discussion participants were against automatic removal in case the pandemic is over and pleaded for manual mapper response to facilities closing, most likely they won't close all at the same time. However even a bot could use a search scheme as above.

Voting

Please remember the voting is about the single key, not a full scheme.
Voting question:
Do you approve the introduction of the vaccination=* key, the value vaccination=covid19, and the principle to name the illness or group of illnesses in further values in a compact form.

Voting closed

Voting on this proposal has been closed.

It was approved with 25 votes for, 0 votes against and 4 abstentions.

  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Polarbear w (talk) 11:43, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Brian de Ford (talk) 13:48, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Christopher (talk) 15:21, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Rempshaener (talk) 19:47, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Fizzie41 (talk) 21:17, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --ZeLonewolf (talk) 21:39, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Greg Rose (talk) 07:11, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Surveyor54 (talk) 07:51, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. I understand this as a property and would have preferred additionally a suggestion for one or more specific main tags for the kind of place where the vaccination is executed. this also in light of temporary vaccination facilities. But at least this is a specific tag that can be used to unambigously identify covid19 vaccination related places, which is like 80% of what is actually "needed". --Dieterdreist (talk) 08:45, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Aeonesa (talk) 11:12, 9 December 2020 (UTC) Yes this tag is necessary for Covid-19. And I hope it will not be necessary for another pandemics. But it can used also for it. I still think that this proposal should have included a complete tagging scheme, to have a standardised tagging for such vaccination centres. The reason therefore can be read on the discussion site of the proposal
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. And I approve the suggestions of Dieterdreist and Aeonesa concerning additional tags. -- Tirkon (talk) 13:11, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. The simplicity of this tagging is ideal to be used quickly, consistently and independently of the vaccinating institution. In addition, the just proposed healthcare=vaccination centre is a good supplement if the vaccination takes place in a location only for this purpose (as currently built up in many countries). I hope that map developers/renderers will react quickly and represent vaccination locations soon. This will not only make it easier to find these places, but will also contribute in a small way to increasing vaccination rates and maybe save lives. --Supaplex030 (talk) 11:57, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I abstain from voting but have comments I have comments but abstain from voting on this proposal. This gets the job done, but would much prefer yes/no namespace. --CjMalone (talk) 23:01, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --fredao 18:45, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. I fully support this proposal. Nordpfeil 10:04, 12 DECEMBER 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. I fully support this proposal. -- (User talk:pebogufi) 16:21, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Lectrician1 (talk) 18:26, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Bopercival-hot (talk) 10:17, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Russdeffner (talk) 13:21, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I abstain from voting but have comments I have comments but abstain from voting on this proposal. I agree with CjMalone: yes/no namespace should be preferred. As an example, some outdoor shops offer a vaccination center for travel related diseases. --Basstoelpel
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Maigel (talk) 21:40, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Thetornado76 (talk) 05:38, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I abstain from voting but have comments I have comments but abstain from voting on this proposal. I agree with CjMalone. --scai (talk) 08:26, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Axelr (talk) 21:01, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --BlueG (talk) 10:49, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --ForgottenHero (talk) 05:25, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I abstain from voting but have comments I have comments but abstain from voting on this proposal. I have comments but abstain from voting on this proposal. I agree with CjMalone. User 5359 (talk) 12:21, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Rainero (talk) 14:36, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 18:53, 23 December 2020 (UTC)