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Vaccination fact sheets & resources

Patti Cullen
By Patti Cullen, CAE  |  December 18, 2020  |  All members

Late on Friday, December 11, 2020, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer's request for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine. With the approval comes the EUA fact sheet about this vaccine. This six-page “fact sheet for recipients and caregivers” should be shared with staff and residents to ensure the consent given is informed consent. The following are few additional tidbits about COVID-19 vaccines:
  • As a reminder, the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has developed many resources to help you plan for these vaccine clinics and communicate with staff/residents about the importance of getting this vaccine; you can find them on the AHCA/NCAL website
    • This includes template letters, talking points, frequently asked questions, and much more to help you navigate this massive undertaking
    • AHCA/NCAL's #GetVaccinated campaign encourages long-term care staff and residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine—providers may use the materials linked on the webpage to help communicate about the importance of vaccination, as well as highlight the progress; this digital toolkit includes a checklist of ideas, template letters to use with stakeholders, sample social media, and media prep material
  • If you believe you signed up for the Pharmacy Program with either CVS or Walgreens as primary or secondary but have not yet heard from them, check your spam emails!! 
    • We have heard from more than one member that the email with the subject line: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic - Updates to Help You Prepare has been sent to spam folders but it is the email you need with instructions for filling out the vaccination administration record and tips to assist in vaccine clinic planning 

Patti Cullen, CAE  |  President/CEO  |  |  952-851-2487


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