There is no debating the tremendous debt of gratitude this country owes pharmacists for rising to the challenge and ensuring a successful national COVID-19 vaccination effort by serving communities as vaccine administrators.
We’ve learned a lot when it comes to providing patient care amidst a pandemic—especially pharmacies who have been forced to adapt and implement practices to help mitigate the spread of disease and maintain community health while serving on the frontlines. And while COVID-19 infections are finally on the decline, the official end to the pandemic remains uncertain. What is certain, is that not all Americans will be vaccinated. Also, with new strains of the coronavirus mutating and circulating, and another flu season on the way, the value and importance of pharmacies serving as healthcare destinations charged with vaccinating communities will only increase.
It is imperative that pharmacies continue to offer patients a safe and easy way to sign up for vaccinations for the remainder of the pandemic—and well beyond.
The PrescribeWellness Contact-free Vaccination Intake and Scheduling tool helps streamline pharmacy workflow and allows pharmacists to stay in touch with customers—with minimal risk and unparalleled convenience.
First, pharmacists send patients an email or text message that links to a pre-screening form where they can enter basic demographics, report any exposure or symptoms, and even access a vaccine fact sheet. Once the form is submitted, the pharmacy can then electronically communicate back to the patient to confirm or reschedule an appointment as necessary.
PrescribeWellness even offers pharmacies the ability to generate a QR code to display on their front door or window. When scanned, the QR code provides patients with the same pre-screening form and fact sheet. Whether the patient completes the form in the car, or at home, all of their information is uploaded into the system by the time they enter the pharmacy for their vaccine.
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In order for your practice to fully realize the incredible value of the Contact-free Vaccination Intake and Scheduling solution, it is first important that you have customers interested in getting vaccinated.
With PrescribeWellness, you can send an OnDemand contact-free vaccination recruitment message to identify, engage, and target your patient population with just a few clicks—directly from the PrescribeWellness software. The PrescribeWellness communication tool offers pharmacies a great way to grow your vaccination business while impacting vaccine uptake.
While this all began out of necessity to provide safety and convenience during the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality is that contact-free vaccination management is here to stay – especially with the next flu season lurking right around the corner. In fact, medical experts are already predicting that the 2021-2022 flu season may be extra challenging since Americans will have increased vulnerability due to decreased exposure to circulating influenza strains as a result of 2020’s pandemic lockdowns.
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