Long-term Care COVID-19 Vaccine Webinars Draws Over 1000
In an effort to reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, the Commonwealth has asked the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) to hold statewide webinars for long-term care facility employees and employees of the Office of Developmental Programs as part of JHF's involvement in the Regional Congregate Care Assistance Teams (RCAT) program. In March, JHF's latest vaccines webinars featured speakers from the Departments of Health, Developmental Programs and Human Services, as well as consumers and providers who stressed the importance of encouraging healthcare workers to become fully vaccinated to protect themselves and those they serve. These webinars attracted over 1000 attendees. The webinar for long term care and skilled nursing facilities also featured the long-awaited guidance and examples of how to safely reopen facilities to family visitors, many of whom had not been able to see relatives in over a year!