You will not be able to receive vaccines from both options simultaneously for a given pharmacy location; however, you can consider to sign up for both! The webinar later today (November 4, 2020) will explain more details on this.
When the requested COVID-19 vaccines (the demand) is greater than the available supply, the CDC will make allocations to the states and the Federal Pharmacy Partners (e.g., CPESN USA). In a word, this means "rationing" the available supply. Once the CDC makes those allocations, it is up to each of those entities [states, other Federal Pharmacy Partners (e.g., CPESN USA)] to determine which participants/pharmacies receive the supply. CPESN USA is strongly committed to an open and transparent model of allocation (rationing) that will be determined through the committee work of the CPESN Board.
Contracting for Vaccine Services
While Medicare and uninsured rates for vaccine administration fees have already been published, here.That is not the case for Medicaid FFS, Medicaid MCO, commercial, ERISA self-funded and other plans/captives and purchaser programs. Those contractual relationships will need to be built from scratch in many instances prior to when vaccine administration begins.
While CPESN USA believes the procurement of COVID-19 vaccinations should be non-competitive and CPESN USA is agnostic to who participating pharmacies choose for distribution and allocation, CPESN USA believes very strongly that contracting for services should remain between the providers (the pharmacies) and the plans or purchasers of healthcare services. Pharmacies should have the privilege of contracting directly as an individual pharmacy with a Plan or through a self-governed provider entity like a Clinically Integrated Network. CPESN USA will work with each participating pharmacy and your local CPESN Networks to seek out contracting opportunities with all non-Medicare FFS payers between now and when vaccine supplies arrive at your doorstep.