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Jenny Albertson, NHA

Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs

Vaccine Clinics DUE within 60 Days

The new COVID Booster is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.

The CDPHE COVID Mitigation Guidance continues to include a requirement to offer vaccination clinics within 60 days of a new CDC approval; this includes Assisted Living providers.

We are also still required to educate staff and residents about COVID vaccinations and track their vaccination status (NHSN reporting is required; EMResource is no longer required).  The vaccine mandate has not been reinstated, and you are not required to obtain exemptions from staff who do not wish to receive the vaccine.

It will likely take at least a week before the new vaccine is available to pharmacy providers.  Contact them now to schedule your vaccination clinic.  Since COVID vaccines are now billable to insurance, you will need to contact your pharmacy provider to determine their process for providing them with insurance information. The new vaccines will still be free to most Americans through private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. For the uninsured or underinsured, the CDC is working with health departments, clinics and certain pharmacies to temporarily provide free shots.

Those who have been recently infected with COVID should wait 3-4 months from infection to receive their booster.  All others who have received a COVID vaccine at least 2 months ago are recommended to receive their booster.

CDC Press Release 9/12/2023

AHCA #GetVaccinated Toolkit

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