Weighing Pharmacy Options for the CDC Vaccine Distribution Program


There are risks associated with which pharmacy option you select for the Pharmacy Partnership for Long Term Care Program. Long term care facilities need to identify by October 30 as to how they want to receive and administer the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.  ​

Providers have four options to select from:  

  • work with CVS;  
  • work with Walgreens; 
  • work with their existing pharmacy partner; or  
  • work with an alternative partner (e.g. hospital, local/state health department).   

If selecting options three or four, AHCA/NCAL strongly recommends providers first ask to see a signed copy of that entity's provider agreement with their state and CDC, otherwise they run the risk of not being included in early rounds of vaccine delivery and distribution. This could result in delays in your facility obtaining the vaccine. More information can be found on AHCA/NCAL’s program overview and FAQ’s​.  

The sign-up process is below: 
and other congregate settings (ICF/IIDs, independent living, etc.)
Sign in ​​​​​to NHSN
​Register through REDCap

Read more about the program here.​