AmerisourceBergen experts explain how they were able to get independent pharmacies a seat at the table and successfully roll out a COVID-19 vaccination program as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership Program in a Drug Topics
article published September 16, 2021. AmerisourceBergen's Jenni Zilka, President, Good Neighbor Pharmacy
, and Phyllis Houston, Vice President, Program Development, highlight how AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharm
acy supported independent community pharmacies and boosted the COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the United States through leveraging Good Neighbor Pharm
acy and Elevate Provider Network network member pharmacies and their service offerings in the article titled Good Neighbor Pharmacy Reflects on the Success of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program
. Zilka discusses their partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and shares how member pharmacies prioritized socially vulnerable populations. Houston goes on to discuss the technological solutions AmerisourceBergen provided to streamline the process and quickly roll out a solution for COVID-19 vaccine program administration, including required reporting, and how they collaborated with multiple vendor partners and participating pharmacies to ensure that the program would capture key data fields that the CDC needed to report back daily.