The FDA has authorized, and the CDC has recommended an additional dose of the Pfizer vaccine for adults 65+ and certain high-risk adult populations who have been fully vaccinated for at least six months. AARP is providing information and resources about the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot to help older Ohioans, and their families, protect themselves from the virus and prevent it from spreading to others. If you have a spouse, sibling, parent, or other loved one in a nursing home, you may be worried about their safety and well-being because of the coronavirus pandemic. AARP has developed key questions for you to ask the nursing home.
|1. Are you administering the COVID-19 booster shot in your facility?|
- When will residents receive their booster shot?
- What is the facility doing to educate residents on booster shot safety and effectiveness?
|2. What do I need to do to ensure my loved one gets a booster shot?|
- Are there any special requirements if my loved one did not receive their initial vaccinations at the facility where they are now living?
- Is there a fee or insurance information required to receive the booster shot?
|3. Are you starting with the highest risk residents?|
- What are the high-risk criteria
- How do I know that my loved one is eligible for a booster?
|4. Is your staff eligible to get the booster shot?|
- When will they receive their booster shot?
What are you doing to encourage vaccine and booster compliance with staff in your facility?
|5. How is your facility communicating when my loved one receives the booster shot?|
- Will I be notified once they receive the booster?
- Will you update their medical records?
|6. Do you have the percentage of booster shots administered publicly available for family caregivers?|
- Where can I find this info and how often will it be updated?
- Does this include information on the percentage of staff vaccines and booster shots?
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