July 27, 2023

Pandemic lessons can improve senior living vaccination efforts

McKnights Senior Living

Changing insurance coverage and reimbursement, improving communication by government and public health agencies with long-term care settings, identifying “immunization champions” and gaining long-term care and geriatric representation on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices could help improve all types of vaccination of senior living and other long-term care residents.

That’s according to a recently released white paper detailing recommendations emerging from a January roundtable of 45 stakeholders convened by the Alliance for Aging Research and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. LeadingAge, Argentum and AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine were among the participants, which included long-term care providers, national health professional societies, public health associations, patient advocacy organizations, industry and the federal government.

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