LeadingAge Iowa is a statewide membership organization of non-profit providers of aging services and supports and the champion for advancement and innovation in aging services. Our mission is to be the voice, support and connector for non-profit members and the people they serve. Our membership is diverse, representing the spectrum of non-profit long-term support and service providers including skilled nursing, assisted and independent living, PACE, home health, adult day, respite, hospice and home delivered meals.  Our members serve over 25,000 older adults in Iowa each day.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

LAI had a call this afternoon with IDPH to discuss the LTC Pharmacy Partnership Program for distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine.  Please see a summary of the information learned below:

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IDPH Launches SNF/LTC Request Form for COVID-19 Therapeutics

Recently, bamlanvimab and casirivimab/imdevimab were granted emergency use authorization for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19. Until the national supply of these medications is sufficient, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the United States government will be involved in allocation across Iowa. Medications are allocated on a weekly basis by the Iowa Department of Public Health, and AmerisourceBergen is responsible for distribution and shipment. Currently, allocation of casirivimab/imdevimab is limited to hospitals only but is expected to be made available to other types of facilities like SNF/LTC in the near future.

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