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Immunization Toolkit for Long-Term Care Facilities

In the fall of 2009, the San Diego Immunization Branch (SDIB) assembled an Immunization Toolkit for Long-term Care Facilities (LTCF).

SDIB recognized that LTCF stakeholders share a sense of urgency related to the impact of immunizations on patient outcomes, workforce productivity, and healthcare costs.  As a result, the SDIB enlisted the time and talent of numerous public and private partners to participate in an Immunization Workgroup.  The Workgroup’s task was to help develop and disseminate an immunization toolkit that LTCF providers can use to improve the influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates among their residents, staff, and volunteers.  

The toolkit offers specific information and education for LTCF providers, staff, beneficiaries and families on the benefits of immunization.  These benefits include decreased resident hospitalization and vulnerability to pneumonia, as well as decreased staff illness.  The toolkit also offers LTCF providers comprehensive and timely information related to immunization, in addition to sample guidelines and tools needed to run an effective and sustainable resident and staff immunization program.

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LTCF Immunization Toolkit (73 pages, 2.3MB)
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