COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Long Term Care Facilities

The federal government has created the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program — a national vaccine distribution program to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination services for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health and Human Services is partnering with CVS and Walgreens to distribute and administer vaccines to long term care facilities. The initial allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine to long term care facilities is being distributed by the federal government, and is separate from the state’s initial supply of 300,000 doses.

Based on early data, the COVID vaccines show promise in reducing severity of disease. It is not yet known whether the COVID-19 vaccine will reduce transmission, so current precautionary measures, mask wearing, and social distancing, will continue to be necessary including for those receiving vaccination.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Materials from Mass Senior Care

Mass Senior Care Association continues to work with state partners on developing materials regarding vaccine safety for residents, staff and their family members.  

MSCA's Arming Ourselves Against COVID-19 Member Toolkit Includes:

Arming Ourselves Against COVID-19 materials have been translated in several languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole and Chinese. 

Spanish

Portuguese 

Haitian Creole

Chinese

Preparing Your LTC Facility for Vaccination Clinics

There will be a rapid timeline for distribution into long term care facilities given that long term care staff and residents are a priority for the vaccine. We are pleased to share Vaccine Clinic Deployment materials developed by our national affiliate, the American Health Care Association (AHCA).  Please feel free to adapt these materials to your specific needs.  
 

AHCA's #GetVaccinated Toolkit Includes:

Additional Resources:

 

Talking To Your Staff, Residents and Family Members About The Vaccine

A strong recommendation from their trusted health care provider is a crucial factor in staff and residents’ decisions about getting immunized.

Resources:

 

Important COVID-19 Vaccine Resources:

Questions? If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Mass Senior Care by emailing info@maseniorcare.org or calling 617.558.0202. Thank you.