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All hands on deck, including community pharmacies, for vaccination effort 

January 15, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – On a recent Saturday, Community Pharmacy of Springdale partnered with two other community pharmacies to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to 609 health care workers – about 18 patients every 10 minutes, says pharmacist/owner Victoria Hennessey.  “It was highly efficient, but it took a village of volunteers,” she said. “Student pharmacists played a critical role, (as did) the Office of Emergency Management, staff...

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NHIA, NAHC press for vaccine access 

January 13, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association and the National Association for Home Care and Hospice urge the federal government to ensure home infusion pharmacies have access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The two trade associations have asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state health departments to ensure state-licensed infusion pharmacies are able to supply vaccines, either directly or in collaboration with home health agencies....

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LCT pharmacists concerned about big chain vaccine program, survey finds 

December 16, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A majority of pharmacists that specialize in long-term care worry that CVS and Walgreens don’t understand the nursing home environment and aren’t prepared to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine without major challenges, according to a new survey from the National Community Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Long-term care facilities like nursing homes require specialized services that cater to the unique needs of older...

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