Coronavirus Update #209
Vaccination Program Recap and Reminders, MDH Webinar Recap,
MD Think Survey, Upcoming COVID Webinars
Federal Vaccination Program

AHCA/NCAL Webinar Recording and Materials

The recording to yesterday's AHC/NCAL webinar, Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics is now available. The webinar covered what providers need to do now to prepare for vaccine clinics and tips to promote high vaccination rates in buildings. To view the webinar at your convenience:

  • Once the page opens, click on the “View Archived Recording" button on the right hand side of the page. The presentation will open in a new window for you to view and hear the program.

  • Click on the Handout tab to download your copy of the handouts and other available materials.

Additional resources can be found on the AHCA/NCAL website. Please email with any questions.

In addition, AHCA/NCAL will be hosting two "office hours" webinar sessions next week to answer your questions about how to get ready and promote high vaccination rates in your building. Additional information on these webinars is below in this email.
COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Information

HFAM is working with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to identify contacts at each center for the federal vaccination program. Per the most recent MDH order for nursing homes, each center is required to appoint a vaccine point of contact to address coordination of vaccines with CVS/Walgreens to track staff and resident vaccinations.  Please fill out this form with contact information for your center as soon as possible. Thank you if you have already completed this form!

Important Reminders and Notes:

  • Skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers signed up for the CVS/Walgreens vaccination program as directed by the federal government. The Maryland Department of Health has signed up all skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers into the national CVS/Walgreen vaccination plan and expects all facilities to participate. 

  • Walgreens completed outreach by Wednesday, December 9. If Walgreens is your pharmacy and you have not heard from them, please contact

  • CVS expects to complete outreach by Monday, December 14. If CVS is your pharmacy and you do not hear from them by Monday, check your spam, update facility contact information HERE, and email with "CONTACT" as the subject line and include the facility name, address, and point of contact information.

  • Skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers are making operational plans for the initial clinics. Please remember, you must have written consent.
MDH Webinar Recap

Yesterday, the Maryland Department of Health held a webinar call to update the long-term care sector on COVID-19 developments and best practices. The call was recorded, in case you were unable to join or would like to review the topics discussed, which included:

  • COVID-19 Epi Updates
  • Maryland Updates
  • Long-term Care FAQs
  • Q&A

You can also view the webinar's PowerPoint presentation here and the chat box here.

If you have any questions, please email
MD Think User Survey

Please help the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) improve the LTC E&E system by taking an Adoption and Usage Survey at The survey will only take about 5 minutes. Your feedback is critical, so MDH asks that you respond by Wednesday, December 30, 2020.   

The survey is anonymous and results will be shared at a later date. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Upcoming COVID-19 Webinars

Monday, December 14, 2020 at 12:30 PM ET
Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 1:30 PM ET
Hosted by the CDC 

Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10 AM ET 
Hosted by Project ECHO

Vaccine Clinic Prep Office Hours
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 11 AM ET 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 4 PM ET
Hosted by AHCA/NCAL

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 3 PM ET 
Hosted by the CDC Foundation

Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10 AM ET 
Hosted by Project ECHO

Vaccine Readiness Briefing 
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 1 PM ET
Hosted by Argentum
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Thank you.

We cannot thank you enough for the dedication and diligence in doing all that you can for the residents in your communities. HFAM continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic with our state and national partners and will do all we can to support you during this time.