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UCA has been assisting some local health departments with planning vaccine rollout as part of our efforts to ensure all urgent care workers have access to COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. CUCM, UCF, NERUCA and CALUCA have been key players in this work as well. Based on what we're seeing so far, we assume most local health departments need help in planning. To help them, we've developed a Vaccine Playbook recommendation for their use and we are sending it to the states. BUT - We could use your help getting it into the right hands ASAP. Please download a copy and share locally!
UCA has been working with the CDC and all 50 states to help identify urgent care centers that can rapidly deploy and administer the COVID-19 vaccine upon FDA approval. Each state has submitted its vaccination administration plan to the CDC. Right now, Vaccination Task Forces and other committees are being created for each state to plan for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccination when approved. If you have any additional questions, please contact UCA's Chief Development Officer Kim Youngblood.
Contact the COVID-19 point person in your state to serve on the Vaccination Task Force.
State Vaccination Enrollment Plans
COVID-19 Listserv LIVE Event Recording: Urgent Care and COVID-19 Vaccination
The COVID ListServ "LIVE" event to discuss urgent care's role in mass vaccination was a success. This event was led by CUCM's Clinical Response Task Force, and included an interactive discussion across all participants. The panelists discussed what we currently know and are hearing in various states, confirmed what you should be doing to participate in the vaccine distribution, and discussed several topics related to reimbursements. If you were unable to attend the event live links to the recording and slides are below. A follow up event will be schedule in the near future so stay tuned! Presentation Recording | Presentation Slides
ADMINISTRATION Reimbursement – CMS Proposed Rates
For the Uninsured/Uncovered/Unable to Pay an Admin Fee
To date there is no mandate for coverage for commercial payers
This message is from the UCA COVID-19 LISTSERV where UCA members can voice their opinions and share information. The opinions expressed are those of the individual and not necessarily those of the Urgent Care Association. For current guidelines and information always refer to the CDC coronavirus information page and your local health department.
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CDC's considerations for wearing masks.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Page
Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others. Find out how to wear, clean, and make masks.
Vaccine manufacturers; the federal government; state, local, and territorial jurisdictions; and other partners are working to make sure safe and effective vaccines are getting to you as quickly as possible. This page will help you understand the key steps in this important process and how CDC is tracking vaccine distribution, delivery, and administration throughout the United States.
Because the supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is expected to be limited at first, CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be allocated to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. CDC made this recommendation on December 3, 2020, and based it on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent panel of medical and public health experts.
The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, which is why the CDC recommends older adults receive COVID-19 vaccines.
Adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for and can be administered to most people with underlying medical conditions.
This webpage provides information for people with disabilities or conditions that may increase their risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, and for their care providers.
The CDC recommends essential workers be included among those offered the first supply of COVID-19 vaccines.
Based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent panel of medical and public health experts, CDC recommends healthcare personnel be among those offered the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Healthcare personnel include all paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.
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