AHCA/NCAL Praises CDC Panel Decision To Include LTC Residents, Staff In Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Round
From Provider Magazine:
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a panel of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has decided to include long-term care residents and staff in the first round of COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
“On behalf of our long-term care industry, we applaud the ACIP for prioritizing our residents and caregivers for the first distribution of the COVId vaccine,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL, of which Delaware Health Care Facilities Association is the state affiliate.
“More than 100,00 long-term care residents have died from the virus in the U.S., and our nursing homes are now experiencing the worst outbreak of new cases since last spring, with more than 2,000 residents succumbing to this virus each week.”