The Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care recently published a great article containing several strategies and resources your facility can use to prepare to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Among the resources is a website from the CDC detailing the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program for COVID-19 Vaccination, along with the #GetVaccinated Communications Toolkit from AHCA/NCAL that contains a vaccine clinic checklist for facilities, tactics for effectively communicating with staff, a template letter for family consent, and social media toolkit.
The article also discusses the potential implications that vaccinations may have on the senior care industry. COVID-19 vaccines could change public perception of the risk associated with long term care facilities, and begin to build trust in their safety. This could lead to an increase in families placing loved ones in long term care facilities, as the world starts to return to a semblance of normalcy and they continue to seek the safest place for elderly family members to reside.
Read the full article to learn more about how to prepare for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and as always, stay the course, stay strong, stay well, stay safe, mask up, and stay tuned!