Providers anticipate receiving new COVID boosters in days, following CDC panel’s approval

“I think it’s exciting that because we anticipated a positive response from [the CDC] vaccination sub-committee, people are poised to take action right now, and we would expect to see vaccines as early as next week,” said Good Samaritan Society chief medical officer Dr. Gregory Johnson. “I feel like when we get questions like, ‘How will you distribute it,’ we say, ‘We’ll distribute it like we’ve been distributing vaccines for the last two years.’

“It’s actually a fairly well-oiled machine at this point for both residents and staff.”

“We learned a lot from Operation Warp Speed, when the government worked with long-term care pharmacies to leverage the infrastructure that’s already there to supply medications like blood pressure medication or even flu vaccines, historically,” he said.

“We learned to use that same infrastructure, and that is what everyone will use this time as well. That is what Good Sam will employ.”

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