Implementing a Staff Vaccination Program in Your Nursing Home 

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

“COVID-19 vaccines help protect nursing home residents who are vulnerable to illness and death if they become infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Healthcare staff who are vaccinated also have a lower risk of getting COVID-19 or spreading the virus that causes the illness to residents and visitors, as well as to their families and friends. Vaccinated staff may also avoid illness, isolation, or quarantine-related income loss. This guide presents important factors nursing home leaders can consider when implementing a staff vaccination program. This guide is informational and does not supersede or override any requirements for enrolled providers under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) COVID-19 Vaccination Program, or Federal long-term care requirements, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) which requires Medicare- and Medicaid-certified facilities to ensure staff are vaccinated against COVID-19.”

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