Independent pharmacies are going to play an integral role in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly when it comes to maximizing accessibility at the community level. In preparation for this monumental undertaking, we want to ensure you’re ready to start immediately when it’s your turn to join the next phase in the fight against the coronavirus.
We’re staying in constant contact with the federal government and the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) so we can continue to evolve our resources and share with you the latest information as soon as it becomes available. Based on what we know today, here are our recommendations on what you can do right now to prepare for administering the COVID-19 in your pharmacy.
COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Guide
This helpful guide covers all the mandatory requirements your pharmacy needs to meet so you can administer the COVID-19 vaccine to your patients. Please complete these steps as soon as possible to ensure you're ready to go when Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins.
CDC-Required COVID-19 Vaccine Training
Learn how to access the training that is required by the CDC to participate in the Good Neighbor Pharmacy/Elevate Provider Network Federal Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for COVID-19 Vaccination for Phase 2.
CDC-Recommended Training Resources
The CDC also recommends that you and your team review the following resources:
- Proper Administration of COVID-19 Vaccines
- Proper Storage and Handling of COVID-19 Vaccines
- Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines
- EUA Factsheet
- ACIP Recommendations
- COVID-19 Communication Vaccination Toolkits
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Caremark COVID-19 Vaccine Network – Action Required
If you elect to enroll in the COVID-19 Vaccination Network, please carefully review the terms and conditions and return the completed form to Caremark via the fax number listed on the Enrollment Form. If you have any questions, please contact CVS Caremark Network Services at 1-866-488-4708.
If you need further assistance, please reach out to the Elevate Provider Network Helpdesk at 888-880-1388 or Elevate@AmerisourceBergen.com