AHCA/NCAL to Hold #GetVaccinated Virtual Town Hall

COVID-19; Events; AHCA/NCAL Updates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, will hold a virtual town Hall event today, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 as part of its #GetVaccinated campaign. 

Panelists will speak to long term care staff about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccines and answer questions from attendees. The event aims to provide staff with the information they need to make informed decisions regarding vaccines in an effort to help reach the industry’s goal of getting 75 percent of all nursing home staff vaccinated by June 30, 2021.

Who: Dr. Sarah Berry, academic geriatrician in musculoskeletal health at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston
          Dr. David Gifford, chief medical officer at AHCA/NCAL
          Long term care staff members: Brenda Carter, dietary director in Ky.; Teresa Haynes, LPN in Neb.; Miles Lee, life enrichment aide in 
          ​Washington, D.C.
What: #GetVaccinated Virtual Town Hall
When: Today, Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 4:30PM – 5:30PM ET
Where: Click here to register and attend the live virtual event or watch on AHCA/NCAL’s Facebook.

AHCA/NCAL’s #GetVaccinated campaign, funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), offers a dedicated website – www.getvaccinated.us – to help educate and encourage caregivers and staff at long term care facilities to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents more than 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahcancal.org.