Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among Residents and Staff Members of Assisted Living and Residential Care Communities – Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, December 2020 – April 2021

Gharpure, R.D., Yi, S.H., Li, R. Slifka, K. M. J., Tippins, A., Jaffe, A., Guo, A., Kent, A. G., Gouin, K. A., Whitworth, J. C., Viachos, N., Patel, A., Stuckey, M. J., Link-Gelles, R.

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Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.
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This cross-sectional study assessed vaccine uptake in staff and residents of long-term care facilities, including assisted living and other residential care through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program. This program, a public-private partnership with 3 pharmacies (CVS, Managed Health Care Associates, and Walgreens), conducted on-site visits to enrolled LTCFs to provide end-to-end management of the COVID-19 vaccination process, including appropriate storage, handling, and transport of vaccines; vaccine administration; and fulfillment of reporting requirements. Findings include having on site clinics may increase vaccine uptake, particularly when transportation may be a barrier and recommendations include ensuring steady access to COVID-19 vaccine in LTCFs following the end of the Pharmacy Partnership to maintain high vaccination coverage among residents and staff.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

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Setting(s) of Implementation

Long-term Care Facility

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