Response Strategies For
Pharmacies & Health Plans
EnlivenHealth™ is working closely with its partners and the broader healthcare industry to provide technology solutions and other resources to help respond to, and mitigate the effects of, the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we’ll be providing regular news updates, timely research findings and data and information on practical solutions that relate to COVID-19. Check back often for the latest resources you can use in your business.
The Challenges Pfizer Faces Distributing its Covid-19 Vaccine to the Masses
EnlivenHealth’s Danny Sanchez speaks with CNBC on the logistics concerns associated with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine as well as results for EnlivenHealth’s latest national survey on COVID-19 preparedness…
National COVID-19 Vaccine Readiness Survey
The forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most anticipated events in modern healthcare history. EnlivenHealth™, a leading provider of advanced engagement and communications solutions, recently conducted a national survey of retail pharmacies and health plan organizations to gauge their COVID-19 vaccine readiness…
Pfizer Plans to Ask for Emergency FDA Authorization of New Vaccine
The coronavirus vaccine given in two doses, three weeks apart could have a tough time getting to market with ultra cold temperatures required for storage and shipping hurdles…
The Relationship Between the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Opioid Epidemic
It is hard to put into words the profound impact of the coronavirus pandemic on almost every area of life globally. The worldwide loss of human life, economic destruction, social upheaval, and political instability created by COVID-19 are unprecedented. Consequently, other problems have taken a backseat to the coronavirus, in the realms of the media and politics…
CDC warns of “distressing trend” with increased COVID-19 cases across nearly 75% of the country
The spread of COVID-19 cases is on the rise in nearly 75% of the country, a further sign that pharmacies should be preparing to administer vaccines once available…
The Critical Role of Retail Pharmacies in the Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines
The whole world eagerly, desperately awaits the approval and availability of at least one safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Given the immense, global impact of the current pandemic, it is tempting to imagine that the vaccines will be distributed along the lines of a Hollywood movie script, with the U.S. military dramatically mobilized for the effort…
COVID-19 Health Technology: What Works, What Needs Work
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to emphasize the global health challenges preventing people everywhere from reaching their maximum health and wellness potential. As we know, many of those health challenges existed long before the pandemic began. At the same time, countless health technology solutions meant to alleviate such challenges continue to evolve—but don’t always meet each mark, hindering quality of care and outcomes.
Gov. Sisolak Issues Emergency Regulation Allowing Pharmacy Technicians to Give COVID-19 Vaccines
In preparation for the unprecedented volume of vaccinations for COVID, pharmacists were given authority to prescribe and administer COVID vaccines just last week. Nevada is now taking this a step further by giving pharmacy technicians the ability to administer as well. However, they still have to be supervised by a pharmacist.
Coronavirus Vaccine: How the approval process works
The much anticipated COVID-19 vaccine is not quite as close as some may hope to being ready for distribution. This article discuss the process the vaccine will undergo to gain approval for administration.
Coronavirus Maps: How Severe Is Your State’s Outbreak?
Get the latest data on COVID-19 outbreaks across the USA with NPR’s collection of maps and charts – updated daily.
NACDS Urges Pharmacy Policies to Remain Amid COVID-19
In the latest letter from NACDS, leaders urge bipartisan leadership in encouraging states to maintain policy flexibility that helps pharmacies meet patients’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and in anticipation of flu season.
Community Pharmacists’ Contributions to Disease Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The CDC’s July issue of Preventing Chronic Disease outlines the opportunity community pharmacists have in delivering priority pandemic responses for COVID-19.
The Pharmacist’s Role In COVID-19 Response Efforts
While the administration is taking measures to expedite the manufacturing and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine through Operation Warp Speed, pharmacy stakeholders are encouraging the it to allow pharmacies to be included in the vaccine distribution plan.
Prepping for Flu Season in 2020: Why the Vaccine Is More Important Than Ever
This year’s flu season is bound to look different compared to any in recent history. With the fear of contracting COVID-19 by visiting locations like pharmacies, it’s vital that pharmacists prepare communications strategies to ensure communities are getting flu vaccines.
NASPA’s interactive map of states that allow pharmacies to administer CV-19 vaccines (updated as states change regulations)
The NASPA has compiled an interactive map that tracks state actions affecting pharmacist-administered COVID-19 readiness.
NACDS, 12 pharmacy groups urge government to authorize pharmacist-provided COVID-19 vaccines
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, along with a coalition of 12 other national pharmacy groups, wrote a letter on June 29 to Robert Charrow, general counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services, urging HHS to act now in order to ensure that pharmacists are able to provide vaccines for COVID-19 as they become available.
New York law empowers pharmacists to vaccinate against COVID-19
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, June 16, signed S. 8182-A / A. 10508-A., which adds COVID-19 to the list of illnesses for which pharmacists can vaccinate.
NACDS Urges States to Prepare Now for Pharmacist-Provided COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccines
In communications to each governor and state executive team, NACDS made its most recent recommendations for leveraging pharmacies and pharmacists for the benefit of public health in the areas of COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccine deployment, as well as full preparation for the upcoming flu season.
Minnesota law adds COVID-19 to pharmacists’ vaccine authority
The latest law to be signed in by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz expands the vaccine authority of the state’s pharmacists’ vaccine authority to allow the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.
California now allowing pharmacist testing for COVID-19
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, May 12 announced that the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs was issuing a waiver that authorized pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests.