Community Pharmacy to help distribute COVID vaccines in long-term care facilities

Posted at 4:42 PM, Dec 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-27 18:03:49-05

GRETNA, Neb. (KMTV) - Community Pharmacy was tabbed as part of the federal government's Operation Warp Speed to distribute coronavirus vaccines to long-term care facilities in Iowa and Nebraska.

The relationship will allow residents and staff at over 130 long-term care facilities in both states to safely and efficiently receive the vaccine as part of the first round "1a" vaccine distribution that begins on Monday.

Community Pharmacy is also partnering with county health departments to help administer the vaccines.

The effort has involved a large portion of the pharmacy's 200-plus employees.

“We want to do our part to help end this nightmare for these residents. We want residents to be able to hug their children and grandchildren again” said Kyle Janssen, pharmacist and owner of Community Pharmacy.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna. The vaccines require two doses taken a few weeks apart.

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