The National Vaccine Program Office and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with support from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the Department of Health and Human Services, created aweb-based toolkit to provide easily accessible tools and resources for managers in long-term care (LTC) facilities to improve influenza vaccination coverage among their personnel.
This new comprehensive toolkit includes a number of useful resources, tools and information to help close the gap in vaccination of healthcare personnel in LTC facilities such as:
- guidance documents, campaign materials, and educational resources to share with managers and staff,
- community best practices for achieving high influenza vaccination among staff,
- a chart of common barriers to influenza vaccination in these settings with recommended strategies for overcoming specific barriers,
- an easy to follow guide on the Affordable Care Act role in increasing access to influenza vaccination in this population, and so much more.