COVID-19 Vaccine Update – January 11, 2021

Bremo Pharmacy is excited to partner with the Virginia Department of Health to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.  We will be vaccinating with Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.  Here is a link with more information on the vaccine: https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/eua-fact-sheet-recipients.pdf

 

Under the Virginia Department of Health’s guidelines we are currently vaccinating Phase 1A candidates. This includes healthcare workers and both residents and staff of long-term care homes.  The Health Department is currently assigning certain healthcare employer groups to be vaccinated through Bremo Pharmacy.  If you are a healthcare provider you should be able to be vaccinated through your employer group.  The person in charge of coordinating COVID-19 vaccination at your Healthcare employer group should contact the Virginia Health Department in the region where your practice is located. To contact your local health department, go to: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/local-health-districts/  The Health Department will then designate where your group will go to get vaccinated.   Bremo Pharmacy will contact those employer groups who are assigned to our site for vaccination with information on how to set up appointments.  Healthcare workers not affiliated with an employer group will need to get vaccinated through their local Health Department.  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/local-health-districts/

 

Long term care residents and staff are also included in phase 1A.  Those Group Homes and Adult Homes who get medications from Bremo LTC Pharmacy have the option of getting their residents and caregivers vaccinated at Bremo Pharmacy.  Please send us a secure message at https://cryptnsend.com/bremorx/bremorx.htm.  Let us know the name of your home, and the number of people who need vaccinating (including both residents and staff.) We will coordinate with the Virginia Department of Health to allocate vaccine. Then we will set up appointment dates for you and your staff.

 

The next phase for vaccination is Phase 1B.  This will include essential workers and people aged 75 years or older.  The Governor of Virginia just announced that they plan to have overlap. They will begin Phase 1B before 1A is completed.  Our geographic area has not yet begun phase 1B. Virginia’s goal is to begin Phase 1B in all areas by the end of January.  The third Phase will be 1C, high risk adults. The following link defines who falls in which area of the high risk groups, as well as how those groups will be prioritized.  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2021-news-releases/select-virginia-health-districts-to-begin-covid-19-phase-1b-vaccinations-monday-january-11th/#:~:text=Overlap%20of%20vaccination%20of%20groups,Alexandria

After the high-risk groups, and/or when vaccine is more readily available, the vaccine will be available to the general public.

We do not yet know who the Health Department will want Bremo Pharmacy to focus on vaccinating once the next phases begin.  If you would like to be notified with COVID-19 vaccinating updates, as more information becomes available, please go to BremoRx.com to sign up for COVID News.  We will keep you informed on when the Virginia Department of Health rolls out each phase, as well as how to sign up to get vaccinated when we get to each phase.   Bremo Pharmacy is proud to be a part of the solution to fighting this pandemic and getting Virginians vaccinated as quickly and smoothly as possible.

 

 

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