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Governor Walz visits Jones-Harrison to Highlight Vaccine Successes

On February 10, 2021 by Libbie Chapuran

Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Commissioner Jan Malcolm visited Jones-Harrison to highlight Minnesota’s successful vaccination effort in long-term care settings on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 9.

MAGIC Launches Resource to Address Vaccine Hesitancy

On February 10, 2021 by Libbie Chapuran

This week, the Minnesota Association for Geriatrics Inspired Clinicians (MAGIC) launched a new video resource to help providers address vaccine hesitancy in long-term care settings.

Minnesota Faring Well at Vaccinating Residents and Staff for COVID-19

On February 3, 2021 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released a report on COVID-19 vaccination rates under the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program (PPP) using data submitted to the CDC from the pharmacies enrolled in that program. The report shows rates of vaccination for both residents and staff in care centers in Minnesota that exceed the national averages.

Providers Encouraged to Complete Weekly Vaccination Survey

On January 13, 2021 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is urging long-term care settings, both nursing homes and assisted living providers, to complete a short weekly survey that will help the State track progress towards vaccinating residents and staff for COVID-19. 

Get Vaccinated - Be a Safe Care Hero

On December 23, 2020 by Julie Apold

Strategies to Boost Vaccination Rates

As the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming a reality, it is important to continue to address barriers that may cause staff or residents to be hesitant about getting the vaccine.  The CDC outlines steps that may increase confidence in the vaccine and boost vaccination rates in your organization. 

Vaccine Update: Deadline Extended for COVID-19 Vaccine Partnership

On October 28, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

Senior living and other long-term care providers now have until Nov. 6 to sign up for the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program.

Influenza & Vaccinations in the Land of COVID-19

On September 30, 2020 by Kari Everson

Fall signals many wonderful traditions and memories such as pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters, crackling fires, spectacular views of changing leaves . . . and influenza vaccines!

LeadingAge Advocates for Prioritized Vaccine Allocation

On September 9, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Last week the LeadingAge national team submitted comments on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine,

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