Pneumococcal Vaccination Guidance for PALTC Facilities

There has been much interest generated by AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care members and stakeholders regarding pneumococcal guidance. The Society's Infection Advisory Committee (IAC), has produced several documents, including a policy statement on pneumococcal guidance advocating for post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities and providers to establish and maintain a pneumococcal vaccination program that provides residents with access to current pneumococcal immunizations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Tools and Resources:

  • Society Policy Statement on Pneumococcal Vaccination
  • Infection Advisory Committee FAQ - Pneumococcal Vaccination Coverage
  • Pneumococcal Vaccination Guidance
  • Algorithm for Choosing Pneumococcal Vaccines
  • Resident Pneumococcal Vaccination Assessment Note