Vaccine Information for Long-Term Care Facilities and Rural Stakeholders

October 23, 2020

Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care Program

CDC is partnering with pharmacies to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination services for long-term care facilities when a vaccine becomes available. The Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care Program provides end-to-end management of the COVID-19 vaccination process, including cold chain management, on-site vaccinations, and fulfillment of  reporting requirements, to facilitate safe vaccination of this patient population, while reducing burden on facilities and jurisdictional health departments. The program is available for residents and staff in long-term care settings including skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, residential care homes, and adult family homes.

If you are an assisted living facility, independent living facility, or similar adult/older adult congregate living setting, please complete this online form: respond by 11:59 pm EDT on Friday, October 30, 2020.

If you are a CMS-certified long-term care facility, and currently report data through NHSN, please login to NHSN and look for the link to the Pharmacy Partnership Program under Alerts. 

Read answers to frequently asked questions (PDF) about the program. 

Webinar Tuesday: CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Implementation Planning Update for Rural Stakeholders

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET
Register for this webinar.


  • Dr. Amanda Cohn, Chief Medical Officer for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and Chief Medical Officer for the Vaccine Task Force of the CDC COVID-19 Response
  • Dr. Diane Hall, Senior Scientist for Policy and Strategy, Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy, Office of the Director (Moderator)

This session is designed specifically for rural stakeholders.  Please send your questions in advance to  and write “10/27 partner call” in the subject line. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Last modified on 10/23/2020

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