DLP Law Fights for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect- McKnight’s Long-Term Care News Reports: “White House declares nursing home staff can now help with booster shots”

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Date: December 22, 2022

            The White House is allowing nursing home employees to dispense COVID-19 booster vaccines in order to increase COVID-19 booster shot rates in nursing homes. According to McKnight’s author, Joe Bush, the President of LeadingAge, Katie Smith Sloan, was very pleased with this announcement.

        

An “All- Hands-On-Deck campaign” was created in November by LeadingAge and the American Health Care Association/ National Center for Assisted Living in an effort to increase COVID-19 and flu shot rates among nursing home residents.  The program’s guidelines were submitted to Human Services. Bush Writes that the campaign calls for of the vaccine to be administered by nursing homes instead of solely relying on pharmacies.

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Works Cited

Bush, Joe. “White House declares nursing home staff can now help with booster shots.” McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, 19 December 2022,

https://www.mcknights.com/news/white-house-declares-nursing-home-staff-can-now-help-with-booster-shots/. Accessed 19 December 2022.

Tara Lynott
Intern, Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP