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COVID-19 Vaccine and Long-Term Care Facilities

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Ohio's COVID-19 Vaccine Maintenance Program

Vaccinating residents and staff at Ohio’s long-term care facilities is a priority. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities were included in Ohio’s Phase 1A plan. Ohio administered its first shot as part of the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program on December 18, 2020. Being one of the first states to launch, meant we would also be one of the first to complete the federal program. The Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Maintenance Program was launched February 18, 2021 to keep vaccines flowing for new residents, new staff, and those earlier hesitant to become vaccinated. The program builds upon existing relationships between the facilities and their long-term care pharmacies. The program utilizes an online portal that provides facilities, pharmacies, and the state an easy view of clinic schedules, doses planned, and doses administered. Real time data and analytics make it possible to monitor and ensure that pharmacies have adequate vaccine, and that residents and staff have continuous access to clinics.

COVID-19 Care Center: A streamlined portal for facility testing and vaccine needs

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