Date: Friday, November 20, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 PM Eastern Time
The Indian Health Service will hold a webinar on Friday, November 20th on COVID-19 Vaccine Planning and Implementation. The Indian Health Service COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force (VTF) is working to prepare for and operationalize a COVID-19 vaccine when it is FDA approved and available. Many critical items will need to be in place for sites to order, receive, store, monitor, administer and document vaccines. IHS will host a series of webinars to inform individuals at all levels about clinical aspects, logistics and complexities of the novel COVID-19 vaccines. This series of webinars will inform all members of the healthcare team about clinical aspects, logistics and complexities of the novel COVID-19 vaccines.
- Examine the first COVID-19 vaccines anticipated to be available and the complexities associated with the storage and handling of the earliest available vaccines.
- Determine the needs for COVID-19 planning and preparation at the facility level, including resources for identifying high risk groups, training materials for vaccinators, and planning resources on the IHS COVID-19 vaccine website.
- Implement the different documentation strategies required for COVID-19 vaccine administration data.
The Indian Health service announced in a Dear Tribal Leader Letter that it has released the IHS COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Plan November 2020. The plan is informed by feedback and Federal guidance received to date and Tribal consultation and urban confer. The IHS COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Plan November 2020 includes additional information about the IHS vaccine distribution process and requirements. To learn more visit the IHS Coronavirus Vaccine Website.