09/14/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/15/2021 08:02
Jurisdictions play a critical role as the first-level safety net support in ensuring all long-term care (LTC) settings have the vaccine access and support they need.
LTC administrators and managers have been advised to contact their state or local health department's immunization program for assistanceexternal icon if they are having difficulties arranging COVID-19 vaccination for their residents and staff.
Long-term care (LTC) administrators and managers are strongly encouraged to consider the following options when coordinating access to COVID-19 vaccines for their residents and staff.
LTC providers should let residents and staff know that they can receive a COVID-19 vaccine at an existing vaccine site (e.g., a nearby pharmacy or healthcare provider's office).
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If an LTC provider does not already offer transportation, administrators and managers should consider arranging transportation for their residents.
Visit https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Resources/LearnMoreAbout/Transportation.aspxexternal icon or call 1-800-677-1116 for more information on transportation for older adults and people with disabilities. CDC does not endorse a particular service provider and cannot verify the quality and scope of services offered.