The 36th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available!
When the first vaccines against COVID-19 received emergency use authorization, long-term care residents and workers at those facilities were at the front of the line to receive them. And as the shots have rolled out, residents have participated at high rates, and new COVID-19 cases among residents have plummeted.
Frontline workers have been more hesitant – but with time, that could change. Angela Perry, the administrator at Vernon Manor Nursing Home in Connecticut, joined Rethink to talk about the facility’s ongoing efforts to boost staff uptake of the vaccines – and how her facility is thinking about the future of keeping COVID-19 out as the federal partnership to distribute vaccines comes to a close.
Listen to this episode to learn about:
- The ongoing process of talking with staff members and listening to their concerns about the vaccine – and the importance of knowing which voices they trust
- The questions about immunization for new admissions to a facility and in terms of staff turnover
- One of the options for facilities to sign up for immunization, even after the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program ends