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COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Home

The CDC is partnering with CVS, Walgreens, and Managed Health Care Association, Inc. to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination services for residents and staff of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It is important for Ombudsman program representatives to understand the vaccination process in your state. Ombudsman programs can share information and resources about the vaccines, the distribution process, and residents’ rights and encourage facilities to share information and hold educational sessions for residents and their families/legal representatives that include a discussion of risks, benefits, possible side effects, and rights. Information sessions could be held by phone or video.


Federal Resources


NEW! CDC Guidance on Communal Activities Within a Healthcare Setting - April 27, 2021
This guidance lifts restrictions on dining and other activities for fully vaccinated nursing home residents.

Long-Term Care Facility Toolkit: Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccinations at Your Facility

Long-Term Care Residents and Loved Ones: Answering Common Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines

Long-Term Care Facility Staff: Answering Common Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines 

Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination for Residents of Long-term Care Facilities

CDC’s Common Questions about Vaccines and Immunizations

Interim Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination of Healthcare Personnel and Long-Term Care Facility Residents

Post Vaccine Considerations for Residents

Post Vaccine Considerations for Healthcare Personnel

CDC Webpage on Vaccine Considerations for People with Disabilities

CDC Videos to Educate Staff and Residents on Vaccine Safety Systems

This video on Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, is geared toward certified nursing assistants and other facility providers. It explains how VAERS helps medical staff  report any concerning side effects in residents following COVID-19 vaccination, how to recognize some common side effects, and what should be reported.


This video is geared toward residents, their families, and healthcare providers. It explains how to register with the CDC’s post-vaccination health checker, or v-safe. The system allows vaccinated individuals to notify the agency via smartphone about vaccine side effects. It also provides second vaccine dose reminders, if needed.

Emergency Use Authorization

An Emergency Use Authorization Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers contains vaccine-specific information including benefits and risks, as well as potential side effects. It is to be given to the resident or their legal representative. 

An explanation of Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccines

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers


Webpage on Vaccine Information for Long-Term Care Facilities and Rural Stakeholders

COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs for the Aging Network


Pharmacy Resources

CDC information about Long-term Care Pharmacy Partnerships
The program manages the vaccine process at no cost to facilities and vaccinates both residents and staff as part of the program.


COVID-19 Vaccine Intake Consent Form

COVID-19 Responsible Party Consent Form

Consent Requirements and Process

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs in a PDF


Consent guidance with instructions saying they will accept verbal or email consent

Resident Fact Sheet on What to Expect with the COVID-19 Vaccine (Spanish)

Facility Fact Sheet on Preparing for your COVID-19 Immunization Clinic

Walgreens FAQs


Ombudsman Program Examples

Connecticut Long Term Care Ombudsman Program’s Facebook Live
These Facebook sessions discuss and answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccinations with the Department of Public Health and state vaccination team.

North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccine Flyer


Consumer Voice Resources

Consumer Voice: COVID-19 Vaccine Page


Additional Resources

FAQs on Vaccine Consent by Guardians - January 6, 2021

Vaccine Training Video for CNAs