Specialized Information for:

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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


CDC

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

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

ACL

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.

CVS

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

Walgreens 

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