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Full Speed Ahead! COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Quickinar Series and Office Hours

Key Program Elements

To achieve a dramatic increase in booster rates, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a nationwide campaign to increase COVID-19 vaccine boosters in nursing homes. Health Services Advisory Group, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization in Arizona and California, will be supporting nursing homes in these efforts.

October, November, December 2022 NHSN Office Hours

Every Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon PT |  Register Here

Quickinar Series and Office Hours Recordings and Materials

Launch Full Speed Ahead! Booster Program | January 21, 2022 (Past Event)

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Program Action Plan | January 28, 2022 (Past Event)

Securing an Onsite Booster Clinic | February 4, 2022 (Past Event)

How to Administer Boosters In-House | February 11, 2022 (Past Event)

Vaccine Booster Messaging | February 18, 2022 (Past Event)

Marketing Your Vaccine Program Success | February 25, 2022 (Past Event)

Checking in on Our Goals | March 4, 2022 (Past Event)

Strengthening Your NHSN Data Reporting Program | March 11, 2022 (Past Event)

Sharing Success: Nursing Home Best Practice; Tracking Booster Eligibility and Preparing for Survey | March 18, 2022 (Past Event)

Sharing Success: Nursing Home Best Practice; Addressing Short-Stay Resident Challenges | March 25, 2022 (Past Event)

Celebrating Success! | April 1, 2022 (Past Event)

NHSN Updates to Vaccine Tracking | April 8, 2022 (Past Event)

Motivational Interviewing | April 15, 2022 (Past Event)

Resources for the New IP | April 22, 2022 (Past Event)

The Second Booster | April 29, 2022 (Past Event)

Rediscover Your QAPI Program | Mary 6, 2022 (Past Event)

Vaccine Survey Readiness | May 13, 2022 (Past Event)

Staff Burnout and Psychological PPE | May 20, 2022 (Past Event)

Vaccine Hesitancy | May 27, 2022 | (Past Event)

Full Speed Ahead! COVID-19 Vaccination Recognition Program

Key Program Elements

  • Create COVID-19 vaccine program team to carry out tasks, including director and assistant director of nursing, and unit managers.
  • Enter weekly vaccine data into the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for compliance, to prioritize outreach, and to monitor goal.

Materials

Quickinar Series

As a continuation to the Invest in Trust Webinar, HSAG hosted a 5-part quickinar series focusing on resources and strategies to improve your COVID-19 vaccination rates--recordings for the series are available.

ResourcesResources

National

How to Request a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic On-Site or in a Retail Pharmacy Location | CDC

Long-Term Care Phamacies Participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program (cdc.gov)

Arizona

Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)

Main website: ADHS - Home (azdhs.gov)

If you are interested in working with ADHS to host an on-site vaccination clinic, mobile event, or are requesting assistance within home vaccination please fill out a request form for more information.

ADHS Vaccine Clinic Request Form: LTCF COVID-19 Vaccine Request Form (google.com)

Contact: healthequity@azdhs.gov

 

Maricopa County Department of Health Services (MCDPH)

Main website: COVID-19 Vaccine | Maricopa County, AZ

Use the following link to find mobile COVID-19 vaccine providers who serve your area. COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Providers | Maricopa County, AZ

If you are interested in working with MCDPH to host an on-site vaccination clinic, please fill out a request form for more information.

MCDPH Vaccine Clinic Request Form: Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management

Contact: LTCVaccination@maricopa.gov 

 

Pima County Department of Public Health (PCDPH)

Main website: COVID-19 Vaccine Information & Registration - Pima County

LTCF resources: PCHD Resources and Requests - Pima County

Email the PCHD Congregate Care Vaccine Team at CongregateVaccine@pima.gov for information on LTCF onsite and community vaccinations available in Pima County.

Contact: CongregateVaccine@pima.gov

 

California

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Main website: COVID-19 Vaccines (ca.gov)

The LTCF COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit has been developed as a resource to ensure that LTC residents and staff have continued access to primary series or booster doses of  COVID-19 vaccine. The following are vaccine access options and resources LTCF_Toolkit_10.01.21.pdf (eziz.org)

If your facility still needs vaccination access assistance after reaching out to pharmacies and local health departments, fill out a request form: LTCF Vaccine Access Assistance Request (office.com)

Access the HSAG NHSN Help Page for more information.

Motivational Interviewing

QAPI

Vaccine Evidence

Peer Ambassadors

Other Communication Strategies