Health Care Providers Can Speed up the Vaccine Distribution
March 16, 2021
A recent article by FOX 8 titled "Getting Health Care Providers Approved to Distribute Vaccines in the Triad"
reports that state and local health leaders are working together on helping local health care providers get approved to distribute the vaccines. There are currently thousands of people in the Triad who have already gotten their first dose of the COVID vaccine, but healthcare providers will certainly speed up the process if approved.
As it stands, vaccines are distributed to large health care systems and health departments as those groups have the most significant impact. But as vaccine shipments are starting to ramp up and as more people are getting their vaccines, smaller providers are lining up and working on sorting out their own vaccine allotments to help their patients. Dr. Iulia Vann, the director for the Guilford County Health Department, says that we're going to see doctor's offices and medical professionals being a provider themselves within the next couple of weeks.
Some medical professionals have been working on the process and have reported it to be a lengthy application process through the state health department. Sheri Raymer, the CEO of a private practice medical group in Greensboro, Eagle Physicians, has been working on getting their vaccine shipments since January. Per the requirements, she needed to upload photographs of her freezers onto the application so that the state health department is completely sure she can manage and take good care of the vaccine. Raymer also had to run reports to estimate their highest monthly volume of flu vaccines that will be used as an indicator for how many COVID vaccines they can receive.
If you would like to read more, make sure you head over to the article here: Getting Health Care Providers Approved to Distribute Vaccines in the Triad