COVID-19: ACP Releases Statement on Vaccine Provision, Payment

January 13, 2021
Grace Halsey

Recommendations address the role of clinicians as vaccinators and stress as essential communication and collaboration with patients' primary care team.

In a policy statement released on January 12, 2021, the American College of Physicians provided a series of 5 recommendations focused on how the COVID-19 vaccine should be provided, distributed, and paid for.

The recommendations address, in part, the role of licensed clinicians as vaccinators, the importance of informing all relevant parties about COVID-19 vaccines, the essential role of communication and collaboration with primary care to ensure patient safety, and issues of adequate and timely reimbursement.

In brief, the ACP recommends: