CDC releases vaccine coverage data for healthcare personnel, 2021-2022
Oct 24, 2022
A survey of U.S. workers, including LTC staff members, has revealed flu and COVID-19 vaccination trends. Employer requirements helped to move the needle, the researchers say.
More seniors getting flu, shingles and pneumonia shots, but disparities remain
Sep 30, 2022
Vaccination discrepancies among older demographic groups are likely due to care access, hesitancy and cost, the AARP says.
Full vaccination ahead? New regulations, boosters complicate upcoming flu and COVID shots
Aug 17, 2022
Nursing homes might again find themselves at ground zero of the COVID vaccine efficacy debate this fall, yet wiser for the wear from the early chaotic days of the epidemic.
Providers fear more flu vaccine reporting burdens
Jun 21, 2022
Providers worry they might not have enough time to fully comply with a mandatory flu vaccination reporting measure for workers if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services moves forward as proposed.
Proposal would allow providers to fire workers who don’t get flu shots
May 05, 2022
Getting a flu shot could soon be a condition of employment for some nursing home providers if an effort by Delaware state lawmakers continues to gain steam.
Flu shots lower risk of cardiac events by 34 percent: study
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 04, 2022
A flu shot can offer significant protection to patients at high risk for adverse cardiovascular events, according to a new analysis.
More vaccine reporting in line for SNFs under CMS proposal
Apr 13, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is eyeing a new measure that would require skilled nursing facilities to report flu vaccination rates among workers.
Driven by pandemic lessons, CDC advisers mull endorsing high-dose flu vaccines for seniors
Mar 15, 2022
A decision to recommend high-dose influenza shots over standard-dose vaccines would be a welcome change, long-term care stakeholders say.
Flu vaccine may not protect against main flu strain
Dec 17, 2021
However, vaccine still likely to protect against severe illness and death
Prevnar 20 can be safely administered to seniors along with a flu shot, clinical trial finds
Sep 30, 2021
Study participants’ immune responses to the newly approved pneumonia vaccine and an adjuvanted flu drug were the same, whether the drugs were given together or a month apart, the drugmaker reports. And...