Earlier this year, Didlake partnered with Prosperity Pharmacy, an independently owned and operated compounding pharmacy in Manassas, Va., to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for Day Support Program staff and participants.
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) matched Didlake, a licensed provider of Developmental Disability (DD) and Medicaid Waiver services, and Prosperity Pharmacy so program participants and staff had the option to receive the vaccine.
“We signed up with the state and they asked us if we were interested in working with facilities that had special requirements and we said ‘sure.’ Emily emailed us and it worked out. It’s difficult for Didlake’s consumers to be home without interaction with others; it was great to help them get back to a normal routine,” said Page Couch, RPhT, Key Account Manager and Lead Pharmacy Technician, Prosperity Pharmacy.
For several weeks, Didlake reached out to program participants and staff and provided the pharmacy with lists of individuals who requested the vaccine. Prosperity Pharmacy fully vaccinated more than 70 staff and participants from four of Didlake’s Day Support Programs in Northern Virginia.
“They reached out to schedule the vaccinations and administered both doses. They met people in cars who were more comfortable with that. They went above and beyond to help us,” said Emily Theimer, Director of Community Services, Didlake.
Didlake is not requiring staff or program participants to receive the vaccination but was very grateful to Prosperity Pharmacy for creating a central location for those who chose to receive it.
For more than 12 years, Prosperity Pharmacy of Manassas has created prescriptions for adults, children and pets. Initially established on Prosperity Avenue in Fairfax, Prosperity Pharmacy currently has three independently operated locations — Manassas, Fairfax and Arlington. Prosperity Pharmacy specializes in compounded medication –made-from-scratch medication tailored to meet a patient’s specific needs. This includes creating unique dosage forms; combining compatible medications into one dosage; and eliminating dyes, gluten, sugars and allergens. Learn about Prosperity Pharmacy.