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AMDA - The Society for PALTC Medicine | August 18


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  • The Biden administration announced today that it will require all nursing home staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect our vulnerable populations. Facilities must comply with this mandate to continue to receive federal Medicare and Medicaid funding. Read more.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and medical experts released a joint statement today on updated plans for administering COVID-19 booster doses. Read the full statement.

For background information on the HHS statement, please see the following Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWRs) with supporting data:

New COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Among Adults, by Vaccination Status

Sustained Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines Against COVID-19 Associated Hospitalizations Among Adults

Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines in Preventing SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Nursing Home Residents Before and During Widespread Circulation of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant



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