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opioid treatment programs as vaccination sites

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The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) has asked the National Governors’ Association to encourage the country’s governors to include opioid treatment programs (OTPs) in the first round of Covid vaccination distribution. AATOD is also recommending that OTPs, which operate under the oversight of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and state opioid treatment authorities, including the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), get access to Covid vaccinations to inoculate their patients. Many patients treated in OTPs are medically vulnerable with medical co-morbidities. More information can be found here.