Deadline to Sign Up for Vaccine Program Extended

On Oct. 16, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DOD) began offering sign-ups for agreements with CVS and Walgreens to provide and administer COVID-19 vaccines to residents of long-term care facilities (LTCF) nationwide with no out-of-pocket costs. LTCF residents are anticipated to be part of the prioritized groups for initial COVID-19 vaccination efforts until there are enough doses available for every American who wishes to be vaccinated.

LTCFs will now have UNTIL NOVEMBER 6 to opt in and indicate which pharmacy partner their facility prefers to have on-site. LTCFs are not mandated to participate in this program and can request to use their current pharmacy contracts to support COVID-19 vaccination.

Nursing homes can sign up via the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and assisted living facilities can sign up via an online survey

The CDC is offering an overview and FAQs, updated as of 10/23/20, to help further explain the program and AHCA/NCAL also are offering an overview.

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