This past weekend the first vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic shipped to locations across the United States for immediate use. Millions of doses will be coming in the next few months. Is your organization ready to administer this long-awaited vaccine? Have you made all considerations for communicating to patients, administration, record keeping, and addressing potential side effects?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released clinical information to support organizations in their efforts of administering vaccinations for COVID-19. Follow this link: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/index.html to access toolkits, smartphone apps, healthcare worker training, patient education, reporting tool, and a host of other resources to support your organization in the vaccination program. Additionally, you will find guidance on routine and influenza immunization, considerations for planning curbside/drive-through vaccination clinics and guidance for planning vaccination clinics held at satellite, temporary, or off-site locations.
Ensure your team is ready!