22 states petition CMS to repeal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers
Lois A. Bowers
Nov 17, 2022
A coalition of 22 states led by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen (R), today formally called on the Biden administration to withdraw its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for nursing home and other healthcare...
Pfizer: Experimental vaccine successfully prevents severe respiratory illness in seniors
Aug 29, 2022
A vaccine that could prevent a respiratory virus responsible for more than 177,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths annually in older adults is moving closer to market.
Tennessee home care association offers free in-home vaccinations to seniors
Jul 18, 2022
Tennessee seniors who have difficulty accessing flu and COVID-19 shots will be able to get free vaccinations in their homes, thanks to a new effort by the Tennessee Association for Home Care
Mobile health vans deliver care to underserved communities
Jun 06, 2022
A Wilmington, DE, healthcare organization has rolled out mobile health services vans to bring care where people need it most throughout the state.
CDC advisory panel raises concerns over ‘booster fatigue’
Apr 25, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee said public health agencies need to define the purpose of COVID-19 booster or run the risk of Americans getting “booster fatigue,”...
White House COVID-19 czar advises second booster for seniors
Apr 19, 2022
Get the second shot. That’s the advice White House COVID-19 response coordinator Ashish K. Jha, M.D., gave to people over age 60 who haven’t yet gotten a fourth coronavirus vaccination.
Study suggests flu vaccine mandate for home healthcare workers
Mar 31, 2022
A new study suggests the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should require home healthcare workers to be vaccinated against influenza, just like it did for COVID-19.
FDA gives green light to second COVID-19 booster for adults 50+
Mar 30, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized a second COVID-19 booster shot for those 50 and older and those over age 12 with certain immune deficiencies.
Poll: One-third of older adults delayed healthcare due to COVID-19
Feb 16, 2022
Older adults are delaying healthcare visits for weeks or even months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. The survey by the National Poll on Healthy Aging shows the continuing...
Survey: More than 40 percent of private employers polled will require COVID-19 shots
Jan 27, 2022
If a recent poll is any indication, more home care organizations will be instituting mandatory vaccinations against the coronavirus.