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Kaiser Family Foundation COVID-19 vaccine rollout panel

Senior living faces ongoing challenges with COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Although some sectors of long-term care are making progress on vaccinating residents, there are ongoing challenges to reach residents of assisted living and other residential care communities, as well as their staff members, according to a panel of experts discussing early lessons from the COVID-19 vaccine rollout at a Thursday webinar held by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar

Changes open COVID vaccination to independent living, affordable senior housing residents

In a move that should open COVID-19 vaccination to independent living and affordable senior housing residents across the country, officials with the federal vaccine development, manufacturing and distribution program on Tuesday announced an expansion of the program to enable anyone aged 65 or more years to be vaccinated.
WHO headquarters

WHO issues new infection prevention, control guidance for assisted living operators facing SARS-CoV-2

Early detection, education and training, as well as consistent implementation of infection prevention and control policies are necessary to protect the mental and physical health of residents and staff members of assisted living communities and other long-term care settings, according to updated guidance released Friday by the World Health Organization.
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