Influenza Vaccine Availability

Resolution and Position Statements
March 1, 2002

Resolution C02
Becomes Policy March 2002

AMDA resolves to strongly urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to work with vaccine manufacturers in order to develop a mechanism for the dissemination of vaccines that gives highest priority to the extremely vulnerable nursing home and Assisted Living facility resident populations and staff, so they may be afforded the benefit of timely and comprehensive vaccination programs; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that AMDA offer its expertise and knowledge of long term care to the CMS and CDC in this endeavor.