Covid 19 Vaccine Updates

CONNECTICUT

CT HME providers are currently eligible for COVID vaccination. Providers can get access to vaccinations by enrolling their employees with the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS): https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/VAMSEnrollment

MAINE

The state of Maine has not formally shared their plan for HME provides to access the COVID vaccine. Although HME Providers fall under the phase 1a definition of Health Care Personnel the state is directing all staff to check with their employers for vaccine access. Please see thier halthcare personnel FAQ at https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines/mainehealthcarepersonnel

The HOMES office has learned that InterMed Health Group is administering COVID vaccines at their South Portland location. the HOMES office spoke with their vaccine team and they indicated that providers who wish to schedule vaccinations through their location should complete the Vaccine Roster Template and email it to covidvaccine@Intermed.com. ** This information was obtained from InterMed directly and not from the state.

Please visit https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines for updates.


MASSACHUSETTS

Secretary Sudders will hold a stakeholder call Monday, January 25th, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to review Massachusetts’ vaccine distribution plan. We look forward to your participation.

This meeting can be accessed by clicking the link below:

https://pubsec.webex.com/pubsec/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5ea5f8e049ba3fbb3be251aa6dc39dda

For information about the COVID-19 vaccine please visit www.mass.gov/covidvaccine.

** Please join at least 15 minutes prior to start time.  Please mute your phone to minimize background noise – Thank you.


HOMES has received notification from the MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) that effective immediately all home based health care workers are eligible for COVID 19 Vaccination. Please consult the location map of available vaccination sites to find the site closest to you. Once you select a site you will be able to access the online scheduler for that location. You will also be asked to bring identification, proof of insurance (if applicable) and a completed Vaccination Attestation Form to your appointment.

To read the full transmittal from EOHHS please click here.

HOMES has learned Walgreens is currently scheduling Vaccine appointments at their locations in Haverhill, MA Danvers, MA and Saugus, MA. To register fo for an appointmen please visit https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19.

MA will be holding a COVID Vaccine Town Hall Meeting for Home-based Health Care workers on January 21st 2021 at 7:00pm. Q&A session will be held at the end of the meeting. To join dial 1-833-946-1566  or visit mass.gov/teletownhall no reservation is required.

MA has announced that "Home-based healthcare workers" will be eligible for vaccination beginning in February. Although the state has not yet released an official process of how and where providers will be able to access the vaccine there are now a number of vaccine sites setup throughout the state and are currently administering the vaccine to first responders (Police,Fire, EMT) at these locations. 

Click here to view the MA vaccine clinic locations.

Please also reference this website for additional update info  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/when-can-i-get-the-covid-19-vaccine



NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire has setup 13 vaccination locations throughout the state and are currently scheduling health care personnel through the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).

Providers can pre-register for VAMS by visiting: https://prd.blogs.nh.gov/dos/hsem/?page_id=10681.

After pre-registering individuals will receive further information and instructions through email on how to register and schedule your vaccination appointment. 

RHODE ISLAND

HOMES has confirmed that some HME providers are being vaccinated however there is a lack of clarity as to how they are determined.  Some providers have reported success by contacting the state to be added to the notification list and then are contacted when they are due to be scheduled.

Providers can review the RI Vaccine Timeline and visit https://covid.ri.gov/healthcare-professionals/vaccine-information-healthcare-providers for more informtion.

VERMONT

Vermont has begun vaccination by notifying eligible personnel directly when they are eligible. The HOMES office has also learned that some providers have had success by contacting their local health systems to vaccinate their front line staff.

We have also learned that the UMV medical Center is operating a vaccine clinic and that some HME providers have been able to vaccinations through this clinic. To submit a vaccine registration please visit: https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/health-care-practice-covid19-vaccination-prioritization

For more information please visit: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/about-covid-19-vaccines-vermont?gclid=Cj0KCQiA9P__BRC0ARIsAEZ6irgKnMNnecLD7aU7yBiuqoeVjxUBA_fJHA9eGTvGMyEK2OIPLPH4QTYaAnHnEALw_wcB

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