COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy Resources

Materials from CDC for SNF and Assisted Living Providers
CDC shared the attached materials that SNF and assisted living providers can use to support and encourage staff to be vaccinated. The new materials include posters, social media posts, and other items. In addition, CDC compiled this list of links of existing web resources for nursing home and, in some instances, other providers:

Sample Vaccine Mandate Communication Tools
In response to member inquiry and following his appearance on a recent LeadingAge national coronavirus call, Mark Beggs, CEO of Edenwald Senior Living (Townson, MD) has made available the six communication tools they created to institute a staff vaccine mandate in his community. These include a first and second email announcement; an email announcement for a staff discussion; a mandate policy; and religious exemption and request for medical accommodation forms. He has given permission to share these resources and they are intended as helpful member to member templates only. (Note, these are not created by LeadingAge; they are one member’s materials.)

What to Consider When Planning to Operate a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
CDC released information regarding what to consider when planning to operate a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The page also page also provides a checklist of best practices for vaccination clinics held at satellite, temporary, or off-site locations.