Vaccinations and Building Immunity

Health care professionals in all care settings can click on the following health care settings and find information to use to educate their clinical staff, patients or residents, families and caregivers about vaccinations for and building immunity against COVID-19, influenza (flu) and pneumonia.

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Long-term Care Facilities

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March 4 LTC Connect (Rescheduled): Vaccine Hesitancy Among Minority Groups
Register to attend this event on Thursday, March 4, from 11-11:30 a.m. CT, hosted by TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization. It will cover COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, its effect on minority communities and how long-term care (LTC) leadership can ease fear and create trust.
WebEx    Date Added: 03/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 2 2021 11:19AM  
Historic Manufacturing Collaboration Announced Between Merck and Johnson & Johnson to Expand Production of COVID-19 Vaccines
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, part of Johnson & Johnson, will be the first federal partner to use repurposed Merck facilities to manufacture COVID-19 vaccine. Merck will use two of its facilities to produce drug substance, formulate and fill vials of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.
Web link    Date Added: 03/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 2 2021 6:39PM  
Language that Works to Improve Vaccine Acceptance Communications Cheat Sheet
The de Beaumont Foundation offers concise, practical guidance around language and messaging to support vaccine acceptance. This toolkit includes communication tips and specific recommended language emerging from a broader survey conducted on the topic.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/28/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 26 2021 6:59PM  
Minority Health Videos About Vaccine Safety
The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity has released two videos that speak to the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, how communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and how it is important to get vaccinated to protect themselves and loved ones from the virus. The videos are available in English and Spanish.
Video    Date Added: 02/26/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 26 2021 6:28PM  
CMS Issues News Release Regarding Updates to COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Reimbursement Requirements
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued new guidance removing barriers to COVID-19 diagnostic testing and vaccinations, and strengthening requirements that plans and issuers cover diagnostic testing without cost sharing.
Web link    Date Added: 02/26/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 26 2021 6:27PM  
COVID-19 Mini-Toolkit
This toolkit includes COVID-19 vaccine resources for nursing home team members as well as residents and their families.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/11/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 2 2021 7:04PM  
Coding for COVID-19 Vaccines
Do you know how to code for administering a COVID-19 vaccine? View this webpage from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for more information.
Web link    Date Added: 02/07/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 10 2021 8:10PM  
Enroll in Medicare to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines
Health care providers can view this webpage from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to learn how to enroll in Medicare to bill for administering COVID-19 vaccines.
Web link    Date Added: 02/04/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 10 2021 8:09PM  
COVID Vaccination for Long-Term Care Facility Health Care Workers: The ‘Why’ and the ‘What If’
View this video featuring Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, TMF Chief Medical Officer, who describes the impacts of COVID-19 in nursing homes and the vaccines that have been released to fight COVID-19 in the U.S.
Video    Date Added: 02/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 10 2021 8:06PM  
CDC Guidance and Information Related to the COVID-19 Vaccines
What do you need to know to get a COVID-19 vaccine? View this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for answers to your questions about the vaccine, including where to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Web link    Date Added: 01/31/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 10 2021 8:13PM  
CMS Implements New Procedure Codes for COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics CMS: Effective January 01, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) is implementing 21 new procedure codes into the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10_PCS) for COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/28/2020    Date Last Modified: Feb 10 2021 8:11PM