Home health and hospice agencies are at a higher demand, now more than ever, for protecting their patients and staff from COVID-19. Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized two vaccines for public use in December 2020 and a third in February 2021.
These vaccines have been developed under the FDA’s regulatory process, clinical trials and extensive education from medical experts. Although these vaccines are highly effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19, all staff should continue to practice current CDC recommended COVID-19 prevention measures at all times while performing work duties. Take the next step in your agency process and implement a COVID-19 Vaccination of Personnel Policy.