COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: A Fireside Chat with AHCA/NCAL, CMS, and CDC

Join the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for a fireside chat on vaccine safety Wednesday, December 30 at 4:00 PM Eastern.

This discussion kicks-off a special series, as a part of the CMS National Nursing Home Stakeholder call series, aimed at addressing staff questions and concerns about the new COVID-19 vaccines. Each session will be moderated by CMS with speakers from CDC and representatives of frontline staff and providers.  

The initial call will address myths surrounding vaccine danger with the following panelists:  
  • Dr. Lee Fleisher, Chief Medical Officer and Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CMS)  
  • Dr. Amanda Cohn, Chief Medical Officer (Acting), Office of Vaccine Policy, Preparedness, and Global Health, Office of the Director (CDC)  
  • Dr. David Gifford, Chief Medical Officer and Director, Center for Health Policy Evaluation in LTC (ACHA/NCAL)  

Preparing for the call:  
  • Register in advance for this webinar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
  • Would you like to submit questions for the panel to discuss? Questions can be sent to Note that there will not be a Q&A session during the call.  
  • Access the long term care toolkit resource here
  • ​The target audience for this webinar includes nursing home frontline staff, and Chief Nursing Officers.