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Vaccines and Survey!

Angie Szumlinski News

CMS has rolled out mandatory vaccine requirements for employees working in post-acute care settings. The regulation clearly states that communities must provide documentation that their employee vaccination rate is 100%, excluding exemptions and delays. So, what does this mean to you? Bottom line, if your center is cited for not meeting the 100% vaccine requirement for employees, you will likely …

Podcast: Ep. 24 – Vaccine Mandates, Boosters, and Hesitancy

Angie Szumlinski Podcast

In this episode Angie Szumlinski, Director of Risk Management at HealthCap talks with Dr. Matthew Beacom, M.D. from the University of Nebraska and Heath Boddy, President and CEO at the Nebraska Health Care Association. Listen as they discuss the latest in vaccine mandates, boosters, and vaccine hesitancy in the senior living industry.    

Just Say No (For Now)

Angie Szumlinski News

The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine for a “booster” dose for immunocompromised adults and people over the age of 16. As we talk about vaccines, boosters, “additional doses”, etc. I have heard a lot of discussions regarding vaccinating children under the age of 12. Of course, we all know that this would be “off-label” use of a medication, something …

Booster or Additional Dose?

Angie Szumlinski News

It is becoming a reality, COVID-19, the Delta variant, has swept through our world wreaking havoc yet again! Hospitalizations are on the rise, children are now affected and symptomatic and masks are again in vogue. The good news is the FDA have granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine, only using the EUA for children over the age of 12. …

Mandating Vaccinations

Angie Szumlinski Compliance

President Biden has announced that his administration plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all nursing home staff. Everyone is getting very nervous, the associations are speaking out on our behalf and now we sit and wait for the final rule. But, should we really be nervous? Should we be concerned that we will lose more staff? Staff that we don’t …

State of Michigan Executive Directive:

Angie Szumlinski News

Protecting the most vulnerable Michiganders with an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MIEOG/2021/08/13/file_attachments/1905983/ED%202021-4%20Additional%20dose%20%28final%20signed%29.pdf

CDC Statement on Recommendation for an Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine in Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

Angie Szumlinski News

This official CDC recommendation — which follows FDA’s decision to amend the emergency use authorizations of the vaccines — is an important step in ensuring everyone, including those most vulnerable to COVID-19, can get as much protection as possible from COVID-19 vaccination. https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0813-additional-mRNA-mrna-dose.html

Connecticut Governor Orders Long-Term Care Facility Staff To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Angie Szumlinski Announcements

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that in an effort to protect some of the most vulnerable residents of Connecticut from the impact of COVID-19, he has directed an executive order be issued to require employees of all long-term care facilities in the state to be vaccinated against the virus. Executive Order No. 13B, which was filed today and takes effect …