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Gov. Cuomo expands COVID vaccine priority to include DME providers

January 6, 2021HME News Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. – DME providers in New York who are providing direct, in-person patient care are eligible to receive the COVID-10 vaccine, according to an announcement this week from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to a bulletin from NEMEP. “While we're trying to control COVID with one hand, we're trying to defeat it with the other, and the vaccine is the weapon that will win this war," said Cuomo. Industry stakeholders have urged government officials to include DME providers in phase...

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In brief: COVID vaccine, Hub's and Sears, MedCare's new digs

September 11, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Department of Health and Human Services has authorized licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to persons ages 3 or older, subject to certain requirements. The guidance is issued under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act). A recent study by the National Community Pharmacists Association found that 86% of community pharmacists they plan to offer the COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. “NCPA appreciates steps the...

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Community Rx ready to provide coronavirus vaccinations

September 2, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Eighty-six percent of community pharmacists say they plan to offer coronavirus vaccines when then hit the marketplace, according to a new survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association. Twelve percent of community pharmacists say they want more information before they decide. “Community pharmacists are already doing immunizations, so this is a natural expansion of the health care services they're already providing,” said B. Douglas Hoey, pharmacist, MBA, CEO...

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