Preparing for a Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Toolkit

Friends and Family Vaccine Clinic Toolkit: Valuable tools and resources to partner with the community to host a vaccination clinic to improve vaccination rates with resident and staff friends and families. Tools included:

Friends and Family Letter From Nursing Home: A template for letter to families and friends to from the nursing home administrator to inform them of the clinic.

Friends and Family COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Cover Letter: Friends and family vaccination clinic cover letter to explain the reason and design of the toolkit to support partnerships in the community with nursing homes to offer vaccination clinics to resident and staff family and friends vaccination.

Friends and Family Media Alert: This template is meant to be sent at least a week before your clinic and the news release. It can be used to advertise your event or alert the media that you are holding a vaccine clinic.

Friends and Family News Release: This news release template is meant to be sent after the media alert, which would be sent at least a week before your clinic.

Friends and Family Social Media Posts: Sample social media posts to promote vaccine clinics. Each message can be tailored for COVID-19 vaccination clinic or for general vaccination clinics.

Sample Content: Friends and Family Newsletter: Long and short versions of a newsletter “blurb” to educate your communities.

Sample Flyer: COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic for Friends and Family (with graphics): Short, fillable flyer to advertise upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.

Sample Flyer: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Friends and Family (no graphics): Short, fillable flyer to advertise upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.

Oral Dosage Forms That Should Not Be Crushed

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices List of Oral Dosage Forms That Should Not Be Crushed, commonly referred to as the “Do Not Crush” list, contains medications that should not be crushed because of their special pharmaceutical formulations or characteristics, such as oral dosage forms that are sustained-release in nature.

COVID-19 Booster Power Point for Resident & Family Council Meetings

Use this power point to provide education to resident and family councils in the long-term care setting. This educational power point can be modified by the facility as necessary to provide up to date COVID-19 booster information. The information has been provided in everyday language in an effort for facilities to train the trainer to allow for resident/family council leaders to provide the education.

The Americans With Disabilities Act and the Opioid Crisis: Combating Discrimination Against People in Treatment or Recovery

The opioid crisis poses an extraordinary challenge to communities throughout our country. The Department of Justice (the Department) has responded with a comprehensive approach prioritizing prevention, enforcement, and treatment. This includes enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against people in recovery from opioid use disorder (OUD) who are not engaging in illegal drug use, including those who are taking legally-prescribed medication to treat their OUD.

This guidance document provides information about how the ADA can protect individuals with OUD from discrimination—an important part of combating the opioid epidemic across American communities. While this document focuses on individuals with OUD, the legal principles discussed also apply to individuals with other types of substance use disorders.

The Americans with Disabilities Act, Addiction, and Recovery for State and Local Governments.

Monthly Infection and Antibiotic (ABX) Tracking Form and Guide

The infection and antibiotic tracking form was developed to assist facilities track both their infections and antibiotic use on a monthly basis. It maintains an active list of all infections and antibiotic use in real time. (See instructions below on how to download the tracking form.)

Click on the link below to access the Guide on How to Use the Monthly Infection and Antibiotic Tracking Form.

IMPORTANT: Instructions on how to download the Infection and Antibiotic Tracking Form. This process may take a few minutes for each step.

1.         Click on “File”

2.         Select “Download”, select “Microsoft Excel”

3.         Open “File”

4.         Click on “Enable Editing” in the yellow bar at the top of the page

5.         Click on “Enable Content” in the yellow bar at the top of the page, if that pop-up appears

At this point, if you see a “pink” pop-up that tells you the “Macros have been blocked” follow the additional steps below.

6.         “Save” the Template File, and close the file

7.         Go to wherever you saved the file, and right-click on the file name

8.         Choose “Properties” at the bottom of the pop-up

9.         Check “Unblock” on the bottom of the Properties window, and click “Apply

10.       When you open the file, you should be able to start entering information.

Value in Vaccination Video Series

The IPRO QIN-QIO introduces a Value in Vaccination Video Series, designed for interactive conversations about getting vaccinated.

The IPRO QIN-QIO also created companion conversation guides to help encourage discussion about the theme of each video. 

Values in Vaccination Video Series is a three part series:

Part 1: Getting information

Part 2: Influencing Factors

Part 3: Building Confidence