HealthDirect Pharmacy Services Providing Menorah Park with COVID-19 Vaccines
Beginning Tuesday, December 22, Menorah Park’s nursing home residents and staff received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. The deployment and administration were provided by Menorah Park’s pharmaceutical partner, HealthDirect.
HealthDirect’s preparation and planning were built around a long-standing relationship with Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA). Through this partnership and in partnership with sister company Kinney Drugs and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HealthDirect is positioned to provide vaccination clinics to some of the most at-risk, and heavily hit populations and communities.
The clinics will be conducted in three waves to ensure that the maximum number of residents and staff can receive both doses of vaccine, within the required timeframe, and in the safest manner possible. Necessary safeguards will mitigate the risk of further virus transmission, including personal protective equipment and social distancing. HealthDirect will schedule three clinics for each client on predetermined dates, with doses spaced per the vaccine- manufacturer’s recommendations. Recipients must consent to receive the vaccine and will be provided with currently available Emergency Use Authorization facts and information.
“It has deeply pained us to watch the clients and communities we serve suffer through the past nine months of almost unimaginable stress and heartache. The opportunity to have a significant impact on helping them recover from this pandemic is an honor and we intend to take it very seriously,” said Brian Scott, R.Ph. President of HealthDirect. “Our employee-owners and our clients have worked tirelessly to prepare for this moment, and we couldn’t be more pleased to say we are ready, willing, and able to help protect our partners and their communities.”
The COVID-19 situation continues to change rapidly. For current information and HealthDirect updates, visit our website.
Founded in Gouverneur, NY, the independent, employee-owned company has been providing pharmacy services to Long-term Care and Congregate Living Settings for more than 40 years. HealthDirect currently operates 26 pharmacies in eight States and serves more than 55,000 lives daily. HealthDirect is part of the KPH Healthcare Services family of companies, a national provider of pharmaceutical and healthcare services with complementary businesses in both the retail and commercial segments of the industry. KPH is comprised of six divisions: (1) Kinney Drugs, a chain of full-service drug stores located throughout New York and Vermont; (2) HealthDirect Pharmacy Services, which serves long-term care and alternative care needs; (3) ProAct, Inc., a pharmacy benefit management company with sales offices throughout the country and a mail-order pharmacy; (4) Noble Health Services, a specialty pharmacy that dispenses medications used to treat complex and chronic diseases; (5) Kinnect™, an on-site clinical care pharmacy; and (6) Aristacare, an infusion therapy pharmacy that offers both in-home infusion therapy (with HomeLife specialized nursing support) and operates an ambulatory infusion center. KPH Healthcare Services is an employee-owned company with approximately 4,300 employees that provides the highest quality pharmacy and healthcare services. Every aspect of KPH’s business is guided by the values of excellence, moral responsibility, and community spirit.