Drive-through Testing & Vaccine Clinics For COVID-19 | Alaska Structures





Government agencies, state and city health departments, hospitals, urgent care facilities, emergency management, first responders, retailers and pharmacies needing to quickly establish drive-through testing facilities or start planning for a vaccination program for the coronavirus (COVID-19) or other infectious diseases will find our rapidly deployable structures the superior choice compared to typical pop-up canopies or party tents.

Drive-Through Structures for Coronavirus Screening

Drive-through testing and vaccination stations from Alaska Structures® are weatherproof, made of higher-quality and longer-lasting materials, and engineered to meet specific wind and snow loads. Our engineered fabric structures provide a safer space to protect healthcare workers, testing equipment, as well as patients and their vehicles from the elements.

Our drive-through testing stations and drive-through vaccination centers are easily assembled and can be left in place for long-term screening and vaccination operations or quickly taken down and relocated. Our engineered fabric structures can be safely anchored to any level surface, including asphalt or concrete parking lots.




In response to the resurgence of coronavirus cases, states across the U.S. urgently needing to create high capacity drive-through testing centers have converted the parking lots of stadiums, parks, universities, pharmacies, and hospitals into locations where a high volume of patients can be quickly and efficiently tested for the coronavirus. Drive-through testing centers are preferred because they significantly reduce the risk of exposure to healthcare workers, doctors, staff, as well as other patients needing medical attention at local area hospitals and urgent care facilities.

While a COVID-19 vaccine is not yet available, it is critical for agencies and those in leadership roles to start planning how to equitably distribute, as well as develop programs to administer a COVID-19 vaccine. Lessons learned from drive-through testing facilities will play a key role to create high capacity drive-through vaccination clinics to support a successful and massive vaccination campaign.

Our drive-through testing and vaccination facility is 21 ft. wide x 20 ft. long making it capable of accommodating two vehicles at a time for testing. Standard height vehicles will have adequate clearance to enter the facility with 7 ft. eaves and a peak height of 11 ft. 3 in. Removable side curtains are equipped with large screen windows for proper ventilation and sight lines. End panels with multiple entry options are available to create a semi- or completely closed testing center. Optional insulation and ruggedized HVAC systems are also available to help protect staff from cold and adverse fall and winter weather.

The drive-through testing and vaccination center from Alaska Structures utilizes a high-strength, galvanized steel frame system. The tensioned fabric membrane is UV stabilized to withstand prolonged exposure to the sun, will not rot, is mold and mildew resistant, chemically inert, and exceeds the fire safety requirements outlined in the California Code of Regulations (CCR) for membrane structures. Setup can be accomplished in 30 minutes with a trained crew of 4.

The 21 ft. wide x 20 ft. long Alaska Structure is based on the HGX Series and is uniquely designed for the following applications:

  • Drive-Through Testing Stations for Coronavirus
  • High Capacity Drive-Through Testing Centers for Coronavirus
  • Drive-Up Testing Facilities for Coronavirus
  • Temporary Drive-Thru Testing Sites for Coronavirus
  • Drive-Thru Clinics for Coronavirus


Politics aside, should a COVID-19 vaccine become available this fall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, recently asserted the need to complete vaccination plans before October 1. When a vaccine for COVID-19 is approved and becomes available, quickly administering it to a high percentage of the population will be crucial in order to develop herd immunity, prevent further spread of the coronavirus disease, and lower mortalities.

Once a COVID-19 vaccine is available, regardless of the potential agencies involved with the distribution (U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), individual states, contract providers through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), or private partners) steps will be needed to ensure the continued safety of healthcare workers, doctors, nurses, and patients at hospitals and medical clinics. Given how easily COVID-19 is contracted, retail clinics like CVS and Walgreens should also consider alternative solutions to providing a future COVID-19 vaccine.

High capacity drive-through vaccination facilities are the most efficient way to quickly provide COVID-19 vaccines en masse.

Given the urgent need for a vaccine solution, Alaska Structures already produces drive-through testing stations that can also serve as drive-through vaccination stations. Organizations planning to utilize drive-through vaccinations can buy high-quality outdoor structures for drive-through vaccination clinics, or easily repurpose their existing drive-through testing facilities. As we move into the fall and winter, insulation and heating systems can also be added to the facilities to make them comfortable for staff year-round.


Do you have an urgent requirement for drive-through testing stations, screening shelters, or interested in creating a drive-through vaccination clinic? Please call us at +1-907-344-1565 or request a quote by clicking the button below!



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Rapidly Deployable Screening Shelters for COVID-19

All drive-through facilities from Alaska Structures are proudly made in the United States. Rely on our five-decades of proven excellence to provide your organization with a long-lasting drive-through testing or vaccination facility.