Immunization/Vaccination

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July 28, 2022
A federally funded program is now in place in three long-term care organizations with the goal of setting LTC industry-wide standards for resident and staff immunizations.
July 29, 2022
Improving the care experience in senior living and other long-term care settings by improving care quality while reducing costs is the goal of one senior living organization participating in a federal immunization pilot program.
September 21, 2021
A five-year, $10.5 million agreement between AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the federal government will try to improve vaccination rates among residents and staff members in senior living and other long-term care...
September 20, 2021
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has been funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and implement strategies to increase...
June 10, 2021
Racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination among adults in nursing homes (NHs) are well documented. A new study in the June issue of JAMDA suggests where these disparities may be the greatest and the reasons behind them. In Decomposing...
October 12, 2018
Assisted living organizations and other long-term care employers should mandate flu vaccination for staff members and make vaccination a condition of employment for workers, according to experts convened by the Gerontological Society of America’s...
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February 13, 2017
Based on a number of queries from the field regarding the application of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) pneumococcal vaccination recommendations, AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has...
February 2, 2017
Despite broad-scale efforts to encourage vaccinations and preventive measures, streptococcus pneumoniae continues to pose a serious health threat in the U.S., particularly among adults 65 years and older, and others with specific risk factors. A new...
This session will address a wide range of issues of interest to practitioners caring for residents in the assisted living setting. Two recent CMS Innovation Grant projects, including one about the use of INTERACT in AL, will be presented. Clinical...