COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Many COVID-19 vaccine candidates are in development, and clinical trials are being conducted simultaneously with large-scale manufacturing. It is not known which vaccines will be approved, if any.

TotalWellness is proactively working with our local health department and the CDC so that once a vaccine is approved, we will be ready to assist with COVID-19 vaccinations for the community and employers. Our goal is to provide on-site COVID-19 shot clinics for companies, but we are waiting to learn more about how vaccine will be distributed across the country. With our 20+ years of experience with corporate flu shot clinics, we have a solid infrastructure that can be utilized for COVID-19 vaccination programs.

Here is what we know based on information from the CDC:

Limited COVID-19 vaccine may be available by late December 2020, but COVID-19 vaccine supply will increase substantially in 2021.

  • Initially available COVID-19 vaccines will either be approved as licensed vaccines or authorized for use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Cold chain storage and handling requirements for each COVID-19 vaccine product will vary from refrigerated (2° to 8°C) to frozen (-20°C) to ultra-cold (-60° to -80°C) temperatures. This could impact delivery to sites. 
  • For most vaccines, two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, separated by either 21 or 28 days, will be needed for immunity, and second-dose reminders for patients will be necessary. Both doses will need to match each other (i.e.,be the same vaccine product).

COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

On November 6, CDC released executive summaries from the COVID-19 vaccine playbooks each state and jurisdiction submitted, a crucial step in the overall U.S. government effort to develop, distribute, and administer COVID-19 vaccines.  

The executive summaries provide an overview of how each state and jurisdiction is planning for the phases of COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration.

The federal government will issue guidance on groups to prioritize for initial COVID-19 vaccination. Focus populations for initial COVID-19 vaccination will likely be:

  • The critical workforce that provides health care and maintains essential  functions of society 
  • Staff and residents in long-term care and assisted living facilities

Allocation of COVID-19 vaccine to jurisdictions will be based on multiple factors, including:

  • Populations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices                
  • Current local spread/prevalence of COVID-19
  • COVID-19 vaccine production and availability

TotalWellness is ready to help.

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