Hospitals Encouraged to Administer Booster Shots to Elderly and Underlying Health Conditions Prior to Discharge


AHCA/NCAL has been working with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the federal government to encourage hospitals to administer the booster shot to eligible individuals prior to discharge to long term care facilities. 

The AHA sent out a special bulletin in early January to all hospitals encouraging patients be vaccinated prior to discharge to congregate settings, which includes nursing homes and assisted living. We hope this will increase the number of individuals being admitted to facilities who are up to date with their vaccines. 

Booster shots in the elderly and those with underlying health conditions have continued to show dramatic protection against hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 variants, including Omicron.