Government To Send Ancillary Supplies For COVID-19 Vaccinations
October 7, 2020
Healthcare providers do not need to order these supplies in anticipation of administering the vaccine
Alexandria, VA -- The Department of Health and Human Services plans to include ancillary supplies such as needles, syringes, alcohol prep pads and certain personal protective equipment (PPE) with COVID-19 vaccine shipments.
“HIDA applauds the government’s recent announcement that ancillary supplies will be included with COVID-19 vaccine shipments,” said Health Industry Distributors Association President & CEO Matthew J. Rowan. “With 75% of seasonal flu vaccines currently delivered to providers in pre-filled syringes, this should reduce pressure on key supplies such as needles and syringes. We recommend that our members get this information about ancillary supplies to their customers so they can factor it into their ordering decisions.”
Ancillary kits will contain enough supplies to administer 100 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Each kit will be automatically ordered in amounts to match vaccine orders.
A kit will include: