This short article describes the real-time efforts of a Primary Care Association (PCA) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for health centers from a local hospital system when the state-supply did not arrive. The article outlines several key organizational practices that enables the PCA to leverage trust, relationships and coordination for a successful outcome during the emergency. These lessons are transferrable as part of ongoing emergency preparation.
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