ALTSA Update – Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program

ALTSA Update – Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program

Registration for the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care program has been extended and is open until Friday, November 6, 2020 at 8:59 PM Washington time. The program was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is a partnership with CVS and Walgreens to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccines to residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other community-based, congregate living settings where most individuals over 65 years of age are receiving care, supervision, or assistance

Washington Department of Health (DOH) has reviewed current registration information and is also encouraging Adult Family Homes, Enhanced Services Facilities and Supported Living Agencies to register.

If your facility/agency provides care as noted above, I’d like to encourage registration for this program to ensure vaccine can be provided to individuals who may be at the highest risk for COVID.

Things to know:

  • Facilities register through this survey link:  Long Term Care Facility Survey (REDCap survey).
  • When you register, select “other” as the facility type, then indicate the facility type that most closely matches you. Type in your facility or agency type such as Assisted Living, Adult Family Home, Supported Living Agency or Enhanced Service Support agency.
  • If you have more than one administrative office or facility location please register an address for each location or office separately.
  • The program is free to the facility and there will be no direct cost for the resident. 
  • The pharmacy will work directly with the facility to coordinate onsite vaccinations at your facility for residents who are interested.
  • The pharmacy will also return two more times to give the second dose of the vaccine.
  • Even if you register for this program, the vaccine will only be given to the residents who want to be immunized.   

Please Click here to read the Dear Provider Letter sent on October 23, 2020 

If you have any questions about the program or registrations, please contact Kathy Bay at Kathy.Bay@doh.wa.gov.

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