Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 15, 2023 – As a partner of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program, eTrueNorth is actively enrolling pharmacies to provide the updated COVID-19 vaccine to communities from coast to coast. The Bridge Access Program (BAP) makes the vaccine available at no cost to adults 18 years and older without insurance or whose insurance requires a copay. Pharmacies will partner with eTrueNorth to participate and are now enrolling to help residents living near their store locations.
The CDC recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine. Uninsured children have their vaccines covered by Vaccines for Children (VFC). However, there are 25-30 million adults without health insurance, and additional adults whose insurance will not cover COVID-19 vaccination without a copay.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved and authorized an updated COVID-19 vaccine as of Sept. 11, 2023. The vaccine is formulated to provide better protection against the most recently circulating COVID variants. The mRNA vaccines are manufactured by Moderna US, Inc. and Pfizer Inc. Individuals covered in full by insurance are not eligible for this program.
eTrueNorth’s mission is to provide access to basic health and wellness services to every individual through a curated network of retail pharmacies. By empowering local pharmacies to administer preventive healthcare screenings and close gaps in care, eTrueNorth works in partnership with retail pharmacies, self-funded employers, and third-party payors to improve access to care, identify undiagnosed conditions and better manage chronic diseases. eTrueNorth is Fitting Healthcare into Everyday LifeTM and can be found online at etruenorth.com.