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October 29, 2018
What is new related to AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s flu vaccination guidance? A: We are now recommending mandatory vaccinations for all long-term care healthcare personnel, unless there’s a medical contraindication...
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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September 11, 2018
With the flu season looming this fall, one long-term care group is recommending mandatory vaccinations for nursing home personnel. The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, or AMDA, released its latest recommendations related to...
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine encourages post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities to strengthen their employee immunization programs to protect employees and patients. The Society has updated its guidance on...
A team of nationally recognized long-term care researchers from Brown University, Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH, CMD, and Vincent Mor, PhD, are undertaking a large-scale quality improvement study to evaluate the impact of the annual influenza vaccine...
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...