Accessing COVID-19 Vaccine in Long-Term Care

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

“After the Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Partnership Program finishes their third clinics, LTC facilities (skilled nursing, assisted living, ID/DD, and other congregate care settings) will need to secure access to vaccine for new residents, staff, and those who did not get vaccinated initially. To secure access to COVID-19 vaccine, AHCA/NCAL recommends following the steps below:”

  1. Determine which LTC pharmacies in your area are offering COVID-19 vaccine.
  2. Determine how you will receive and administer COVID-19 vaccine in your center.
  3. Determine if you need to become a vaccine provider in your state.
  4. Develop plans to avoid vaccine wastage.

What if I cannot find an LTC pharmacy to deliver vaccine?

Answers, tips and hyperlinks are found in the AHCA/NCAL document which was updated March 2, 2021.  Access this document here