GETTYSBURG, Pa. (January 31, 2020) — In the final days of 2020, two vaccines were issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in the U.S. for COVID-19. Millions of doses of the vaccine have started to be distributed and administered across the country, with initial doses going to health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities. Organizations serving behavioral health and long-term care consumers should continue to closely monitor vaccine distribution in order to protect both front-line health care workers and the consumers served. To help organizations learn how to prepare themselves, staff, and consumers for the COVID-19 vaccine, Genoa Healthcare has released a guide full of frequently asked questions and answers, information on the various vaccines being developed, the phases of the vaccine roll out, and critical information to prepare your organization for distributing and delivering COVID-19 vaccines.

This guide, The Race to Tame the Pandemic: COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Distribution, is intended to provide information about the status of the most promising vaccines in development, or currently available, and highlight how and when distribution is likely to occur. It will cover an overview of the COVID-19 pandemic, the race to develop and distribute vaccines, who will get the vaccine first, vaccine rollout and timeline, and steps organizations can take to be prepared.

This guide has been provided to OPEN MINDS readers free of charge, courtesy of Genoa Healthcare. To download The Race to Tame the Pandemic: COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Distribution, and learn more about the vaccine, please click here 

About Genoa Healthcare

Genoa Healthcare has been serving the behavioral health community for nearly 20 years, providing pharmacy services, telepsychiatry and medication management solutions. Today, Genoa Healthcare serves more than 800,000 individuals annually in 47 states and the District of Columbia and fills more than 15 million prescriptions per year. Genoa Healthcare is the fifth largest drug chain in the U.S., with more than 450 pharmacies located within behavioral health centers. Visit www.genoahealthcare.com.

About OPEN MINDS

OPEN MINDS is an award-winning information source, executive education provider, and business solutions firm specializing in the domains of health and human services serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. For thirty years, we’ve been pioneers for change – helping organizations implement the transformational business practices they need to succeed in an evolving market with new reimbursement, competition, policies and regulations.

OPEN MINDS is powered by a national team of experienced executives and subject matter experts with specific expertise and experience in nine key market areas – mental health, addictions, chronic conditions, autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities, long-term care, children’s services, social services, juvenile justice, and corrections health care. Our mission is to improve the quality of care for consumers with complex support needs by improving the effectiveness of those serving them – provider organizations, payer and insurance organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical organizations, and technology firms. Learn more at www.openminds.com

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