Nurse making vaccine injection to elderly patient

Nursing Facility Influenza Study Opens Enrollment

Angie SzumlinskiAnnouncements

A team of nationally recognized long-term care researchers from Brown University Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH, and Vincent Mor, PhD, are undertaking a large-scale quality improvement study to evaluate the impact of the annual influenza vaccine choice on long-term care facility residents’ hospitalization risk for the 2019-2020 influenza season. Nursing facilities that meet eligibility and agree to participate will be allocated to one of two CDC recommended influenza vaccines for adults. Facilities will also receive a free supply of vaccine for staff. The Foundation for PALTC Medicine will receive a donation of $100 for each facility that enrolls in this study based on their referral.

If you are interested in this important project, please call or email the study coordinating center, Insight Therapeutics, LLC, at 757-625-6040 or