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A guide to when, where and whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine
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JAN 12, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented public health crisis, and despite the best efforts of government officials and healthcare workers, nearly 13,000 Connecticut nursing home residents have contracted the virus since March, and more than 3,600 residents have died. These devastating losses have exposed long-standing and serious deficiencies in the systems that we rely on to serve older adults and people with disabilities.
As the first COVID-19 vaccines have become available in the U.S., a state-by-state patchwork has emerged for where and when older adults can get inoculated. Even in states that have started offering vaccines to older adults — to those 65 and over, 70 and over, 75 and over or 80 and over, depending on the state — getting a vaccination appointment can be a huge challenge.
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AARP Connecticut Letter to Gov. Lamont Addresses Need for Equitable, Safe and Effective Vaccine Distribution
In light of the many challenges the state must confront in determining how to equitably, safely and effectively distribute COVID-19 vaccines, AARP Connecticut sent the letter below to Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont.
The pandemic has underscored chronic issues such as staffing shortages, low wages for caregivers, and inadequate supplies of personal protective equipment.
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AARP Connecticut Urges Congress to Address Continuing Needs of Older Americans, Nursing Home Residents through “Virtual Lobby Week”
AARP leaders nationwide meet remotely with Senate, House offices, as COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes exceed 100,000
AARP Connecticut has selected five awardees for its third Livable Communities Grant Program dedicated to fund quick-action projects in Connecticut communities that will help make immediate improvements or jumpstart long-term progress that will support residents. AARP Connecticut funded seven projects in 2019 and four in 2018, the first year of the program.
Learn How to Prevent Obesity, High Blood Sugar and High Cholesterol That is Linked to COVID-19 Outcomes
The following post was submitted by Dr. Dana Wade, founder of Monitor My Health, Inc. The non-profit organization, fully recognized by the CDC, has delivered much-needed prevention services to underserved and minority communities, and elder groups since 2016. The program is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial insurances. For more information, please go to www.monitormyhealth.org website, call (203) 683-5946 & (860) 960 2610, or email Admin@monitormyhealth.org.
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