Vaccine Clinics Roll Out at AHEPA’s HUD Section 202 Sites
AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company (AMC) has announced that very low-income senior residents and personnel of the company’s 91 HUD Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly sites nationwide are set to receive critical COVID-19 vaccination services provided and administered as part of the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care Program.
AMC is a nationwide provider of affordable independent senior living and affordable assisted living communities. It has developed and manages 91 affordable independent senior living communities in 20 states that are administered by the HUD’s Section 202 program. To date, 28 vaccination clinics at AMC communities located in 14 cities are scheduled in January and early February. Cities include: Albuquerque, N.M.; Ankeny, Iowa; Beavercreek, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Columbia, S.C.; Daytona Beach, Fla.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Merrillville, Ind.; Milford, Ohio; Mishawaka, Ind.; North Miami, Fla.; Pensacola, Fla.; St. Louis, Mo.; and West Palm Beach, Fla.
"The vaccine is to be celebrated, and we appreciate the federal government for making affordable elderly housing communities a priority in the initial phase of distribution," AMC President and CEO Beck said in a press release. "We have collaborated with these pharmacies to ensure we are prepared properly for the distribution of the vaccine in our communities, based upon each state's order of prioritization, to help protect one of our nation's most vulnerable populations and to limit the virus's spread."
The Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care Program is a public-private partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Walgreens, CVS, and Managed Health Care Associates, Inc., that will provide end-to-end management of the vaccination process. As participants in the program, affordable senior housing providers are coordinating with these pharmacies to bring vaccine distribution directly to residents, staff, and volunteers on-site and at no cost to the housing community.