Covid-19 Vaccinations

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID 19 VACCINATIONS

 

While the exact timing of an available vaccine is still unknown, Operation Warp Speed’s plans to be able to ship vaccines to immunization sites within 24 hours of approval. PharMerica and our longstanding partner Walgreens stand ready to deliver inoculations to facility and community staff and residents as soon as they’re distributed with a turnkey process perfected through over 60 million vaccinations over the past decade.

We are pleased to share that PharMerica has partnered with Walgreens as part of the COVID 19 immunization solution. We chose Walgreens as a partner because of our long-standing partnership and because they have the expertise to help our client’s respond to the challenges of COVID-19. In addition to already having implemented COVID-19 testing throughout the U.S., Walgreens also draws on their immunization experience of more than a decade. Walgreen’s strong partnerships with the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (“ACIP”)and other public health stakeholders, as well as with pharmaceutical manufacturers and supply chain partners allows Walgreens to implement a solution that is designed to fit the needs of your facility and community.

Their infrastructure of 9,200 locations allows Walgreens to efficiently serve our partners, delivering a comprehensive and hassle-free COVID 19 vaccine program aligned with your healthcare goals. Walgreen’s program offers broad access for residents, customizable communication resources and highly trained providers.

As part of this program, which is free of charge to facilities, the pharmacy will:

  • Schedule and coordinate on-site clinic date(s) directly with each facility.
  • Order vaccines and associated supplies (e.g., syringes, needles, personal protective equipment).
  • Ensure cold chain management for vaccine.
  • Provide on-site administration of vaccine.
  • Report required vaccination data to the local, state/territorial, and federal jurisdictions within 72 hours of administering each dose.
  • Adhere to all applicable Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) COVID-19 testing requirements for LTCF staff.

In a time of uncertainty, we certain that PharMerica has you covered with the right experts to be Vaccination Ready!
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Hear From COVID-19 Influencers

Hear from TJ Griffin, PharMerica Chief Pharmacy Officer and Operation Warp Speed Member

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COVID-19 Resources

  1. American Health Care Association (AHCA)
    https://www.ahcancal.org/facility_operations/disaster_planning/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
    https://www.ahcancal.org/facility_operations/disaster_planning/Pages/Resources%20by%20State.aspx
  2. Pfizer
    https://www.pfizer.com
  3. Moderna
    https://www.modernatx.com
  4. CDC
    https://www.cdc.gov

Additional Resources

  1. Walgreens Covid-19 Vaccination Program–Long-Term Care Facilities
    https://wba.qumucloud.com/view/oDAT0v8obvH#
  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for HCPs
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
  3. CDC Preparedness Checklist
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/hcp-personnel-checklist.html
  4. CDC Guidance to prevent spread in LTC
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/prevent-spread-in-long-term-care-facilities.html
  5. CDC Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/guidance-hcf.html
  6. CDC Guidance – Anticoagulation of Patients with COVID 19 in PALTC
    https://pharmerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Guidance-for-PALTC-Providers-re-anticoagulation.pdf
  7. McKnight’s
    https://www.mcknights.com/
  8. Argentum – Expanding Senior Living
    https://www.argentum.org/coronavirustoolkit/
  9. American Health Care Association (AHCA)
    https://www.ahcancal.org/facility_operations/disaster_planning/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
    https://www.ahcancal.org/facility_operations/disaster_planning/Pages/Resources%20by%20State.aspx
  10. AMDA Guidance for LTC
    https://paltc.org/sites/default/files/COVID-19-guidance.pdf
  11. ASCP Disaster Resources Page
    https://www.ascp.com/page/disaster_resources
  12. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    https://www.cms.gov/newsroom
  13. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Competency Validation Kit
    https://pharmerica.com/illuminate/clinical-corner/guides-and-fact-sheets/personal-protective-equipment-ppe-competency-validation-kit/

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