Immunization/Vaccination

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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...
Resolution and Position Statements
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...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution D06 BE IT RESOLVED that AMDA identify and work with the appropriate agencies and organizations (such as CDC, CMS, AGS, non-profit vaccine providers) in order to call attention to problems with influenza vaccine administration in the LTC...
Resolution and Position Statements
Policy J11 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , AMDA - Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine supports a mandatory annual influenza vaccination for every long term care health care worker who has direct patient contact unless a medical contraindication or...
Vaccination of health care workers against influenza has been shown to protect patients by potentially reducing illness and by decreasing mortality by as much as 40%, independent of patient vaccination status. Unfortunately, health care worker...
Take the lead in initiating and implementing activities to address and prevent influenza and pneumococcal disease in LTC facilities. With this tool kit, you’ll: Learn how to boost vaccination compliance among both residents and staff; Find out what...