“The Vaccine Campaign of Our Lifetime” Oregon’s Governor And The Oregon Health Care Association Partner With Consonus Pharmacy To Bring The First COVID-19 Vaccines To Seniors And Staff In Senior Care Facilities
Oregon’s Consonus Pharmacy is One of Only Seven Independent Pharmacies—Apart From Retail Giants Walgreens and CVC—to Make the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention List of “Approved and Trusted” Providers of the Vaccine; Governor Brown is One of the First Governors to Adopt CDC Recommendations to Include Seniors in Phase 1
PORTLAND, Ore. (December 15, 2020) — In what Oregon Governor Kate Brown calls “the vaccine campaign of our lifetime,” seniors and their frontline caregivers in long-term care facilities will be the first to receive the life-saving COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon, beginning the week of December 21.
The CDC added Consonus Pharmacy to its shortlist of “trusted and approved providers” after learning about the Oregon Company’s expertise in geriatric pharmacy, a record of flawlessly delivering high-touch pharmaceutical services, and its ability to operate with the logistical precision that’s critical for safe, effective distribution. Consonus Pharmacy will first launch the FDA emergency approved Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to seniors and staff at Consonus Pharmacy customers, including Marquis facilities in Oregon. Marquis, a fifth-generation Company that operates 23 senior care facilities across the country, is the largest provider of senior care facilities in Oregon, and owns Consonus Pharmacy.
“We want to stress the vaccinations are just the first step in our nation’s road to recovery,” says Fogg. “All of our facilities will continue stringent infection prevention protocols. We can’t wait for the day we can reunite residents with their loved ones and the COVID-19 vaccine is going to make that happen much sooner.”