Person Protective Equipment Shortage

Published in Member Communities on April 07, 2020

With mask being in limited supply, HME suppliers are scrambling to find masks and are often taking anything they can find. VGM is continuing our efforts to obtain, source, and/or uncover opportunities for our members as it relates to PPE offerings. We are in contact with our contracted vendor and distribution partners on a routine basis to get updates. We request and are provided updates with allocation procedures specific to distribution of these critical items. VGM posts this information where applicable on our website for all vendor partner updates. VGM’s focus is assisting the frontline workers in desperate need of these necessary items to function in a healthcare setting.

Letter From 3M Regarding Fraudulent Activity and Counterfeit Products: 3M recently put out this letter warning consumers of fraudulent activity with their respirators. Examples include people misrepresenting themselves as being affiliated with 3M or having authentic 3M products to sell.

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