COVID-19 Vaccination Support to Long-Term Care Facilities: The Maintenance Phase
The Long-Term Care Advisory Task Force has requested an allocation of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine be allocated to institutional pharmacies that serve Long-term care facilities (LTCF) in Kentucky for ongoing vaccination efforts. Click Here to read Inspector General Mather's memo regarding this vaccination maintenance phase, which includes expectations for pharmacies, LTCFs and vaccinators.
In a nutshell, this is how the Vaccination Maintenance Phase will work:
- LTCF identifies individuals who need to be vaccinated (see IG Mather's memo for the order of priority).
- LTCF completes and submits all demographic information, informed consent forms, and any additional related documentation to the pharmacy and requests the vaccine.
- Vaccinators (Kentucky licensed nurse/pharmacist) should review competencies related to administering an injection and be educated on potential side effects of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine (see resources below).
- Once a pharmacy (that is enrolled in the state vaccination program) receives five requests for a vaccine, from one or multiple LTCFs that they serve, the pharmacy will send prepared syringes to the LTCF(s) for immediate
- Upon receipt of the prepared syringe, the vaccinator immediately administers the vaccine.
- The vaccinator notifies the pharmacy that provided the vaccine immediately after administering the vaccine so that the pharmacy can do the required federal reporting within the required 24-hour timeframe.
In addition, to learn more about the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, see the following resources: