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COVID-19 Vaccine: Administration, Allocation, and Uptake by Patients and Health Care Workers

Broadcast Date: November 20, 2020


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Join the Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders on Business Development and System Integration Advisory Group as they discuss COVID-19 vaccine administration, allocation, and uptake by patients and health care workers. Five of the group’s members discuss:

Identifying healthcare workers and high-risk patients that should receive the vaccine first and track vaccine-related data

Working with your state in setting up health systems as a vaccine administration site(s)

  • Vaccine storage requirements and how many locations will store the vaccine
  • Addressing the issue of determining mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers and how institutions plan administration of employees
  • Operationalizing your vaccination process to patients
  • Educating medical staff and other disciplines on clinical information about the vaccine
  • How to dispel myths and ensure that truthful information is shared with employees or patients
  • Pharmacy involvement in the preparation, distribution and administration of the vaccine
  • Moderator: Bill Kernan, PharmD. MBA., FASHP, Executive Director of Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Speaker: Nathan Ash, PharmD. MBA, BCPS, VP, Acute Care Pharmacy, Bon Secours Mercy Health
  • Speaker: Lyndsey Clark, PharmD., MBA, DPLA, Pharmacy Manager, Transitions of Care and Emergency Services, Michigan Medicine
  • Speaker: Ryan Naseman, PharmD. MS., BCPS, Senior Director of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky Healthcare
  • Speaker: Jennifer Noped; PharmD., MBA, MHSA, BCPS, Pharmacy Manager - Medication Strategy Center, Wake Forest Baptist Health


William KernanWilliam Kernan, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, is the Executive Director of Pharmacy for the Florida region of Cleveland Clinic overseeing pharmacy services for 5 acute care hospitals, 3 outpatient pharmacies, four oncology infusion pharmacies, 2 ambulatory surgery centers, and multiple surgical and medicine clinics. He is currently a member of the Section Advisory Group on Business Development and System Integration and at the state level is the Immediate Past President of the Florida Society of Healthsystem Pharmacists.

Nathan AshNathan Ash, PharmD, is Vice President of Pharmacy – Acute Care at Bon Secours Mercy Health in Cincinnati, OH. In his current role, Nathan is responsible for the pharmacy operations and clinical services at 38 hospitals across Bon Secours Mercy Health.

Lindsey ClarkLindsey Clark, Pharm.D., MBA, is the Pharmacy Manager, Transitions of Care and Emergency Services at Michigan Medicine and Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Lindsey received her Pharm.D. from Wayne State University and an M.B.A. in Health Care Management from New England College. She also completed a 2-year residency in Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Lindsey is also a graduate of the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy and Michigan Pharmacy Foundation Leadership Academy. Lindsey is an active member in ASHP, currently serving on the Pharmacy Practice Management Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Frontline Leaders. Lindsey is also active on the Michigan Society of Health System Pharmacists, serving on the Transitions of Care Task Force. Lindsey’s major practice interests include pharmacy administration, transitions of care, advancing patient-centered care, advancing the role of pharmacy technicians, ambulatory care, and leadership development.

Ryan NasemanRyan Naseman, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, is Sr. Director of Acute Care Pharmacy Services at the University of Kentucky HealthCare in Lexington, Kentucky. Where he is responsible for all hospital based pharmacy operations and clinical services across the 1040 bed, two-hospital system and 39 hospital-based clinics, as well as compliance of the enterprise 340b program. Dr. Naseman received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Following graduation, he completed a PGY1/PGY2 residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and concurrently completed his Master of Science degree at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. His professional interests include practice development, automation and technology, and workflow, efficiency and productivity analyses. Dr. Naseman is a member of ASHP, Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Jennifer NopedJennifer Noped, Pharm.D., BCPS, is a Pharmacy Manager in the Medication Strategy Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health. She is a graduate of the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed her pharmacy residency training at Wake Forest Baptist Health, where she has now practiced for over 21 years. Her areas of interest and focus include medication safety, systemness opportunities, value initiatives, high cost drug utilization improvements, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee support, and most recently, COVID pandemic support and planning for the pharmacy department and health system.

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.