Mitigation and Prevention
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is encouraging higher vaccination rates at nursing homes. Vaccinations are required to be offered at nursing homes, yet the overall vaccination rate is below 50%. The article provides recommendations for ways nursing homes can increase vaccinations by education, communication with residents and their families, and creating action plans for individual residents. It stresses the importance of keeping treatment medications at nursing facilities.
Outcomes of Interest
Reduction of Health Disparities
People Living in Congregate Housing
Setting(s) of Implementation
Long-term Care Facility
Geographic Area of Implementation