New Resources Available to Enhance Vaccination Efforts in Long Term Care

vaccine; COVID-19
In the ever-evolving landscape of long term care, staying informed and equipped with the latest resources is paramount for providers.

AHCA/NCAL is happy to introduce new resources available on the #GetVaccinated we​bsite, including the latest “Frequently Asked Questions," “Vaccine Co-Administration in Long Term Care," and “Offering and Documenting Vaccines in Long Term Care."

Addressing a Crucial Issue
Long term care residents face heightened susceptibility to fall and winter viruses. To counter this, the federal government recommends that residents receive vaccinations against COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV when indicated. This recommendation has brought to the forefront the challenge of co-administering these vaccines effectively.

Scientific Backing
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), composed of medical and public health experts, plays a pivotal role in advising the CDC. All three vaccines for – RSV, Influenza, and COVID-19 – are FDA-approved and recommended by ACIP. 

Recent research confirms that co-administering the COVID-19 vaccine with the seasonal influenza vaccine does not result in increased reactions or reduced immune response.

These new resources in the #GetVaccinated toolkit empower long term care providers to make informed decisions and provide the best care possible.

The National Infection Prevention Forum
If you're dedicated to enhancing infection prevention in long term care, consider joining the National Infection Prevention Forum. This platform provides a supportive community, invaluable resources, and opportunities for collaboration. Together, providers can raise the bar in infection prevention and continue to deliver top-tier long term care. Learn more and join the National Infection Prevention Forum