In early January, when many states were just getting their vaccination efforts underway, Consonus Pharmacy was already moving quickly to complete the two-part vaccination process. Consonus was in the headlines for being among the first to start the second round of shots for residents and staff working in senior care facilities in Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. By February 21, Consonus Pharmacy expects to have administered vaccines to nearly 20,000 seniors and their care providers in 200 facilities.
As a Long Term Care Pharmacy (LTCP), Consonus offers a different model than retail pharmacies to administer the vaccine. LTCPs specialize in senior care services, with board-certified geriatric pharmacists and nurse consultants who work inside the facilities to safely deliver, track and monitor all medications. LTCPs already have the trusted relationships, workflows, delivery and service infrastructure, integrated health records and communication platforms critical to answering questions and encouraging people to register for the vaccine.
Our COVID-19 vaccination clinics are a natural extension of what we do, similar to how we administer the flu vaccine.
Unlike the retail pharmacies who send out their own nurses and pharmacists to the facilities, Consonus Pharmacy is not directly administering the shots, but is working with the facilities’ nurses to do the vaccinations. “Our model has been wildly successful,” stated Neil Marshall, President of Consonus Pharmacy. “Our COVID-19 vaccination clinics are a natural extension of what we do, similar to how we administer the flu vaccine. Our world is inside the senior care facilities, which helped us quickly leap out of the gate.”
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