The American Well being Care Affiliation and the Nationwide Middle for Assisted Residing are calling for the federal authorities to prioritize the vaccination of long-term care residents and employees after federal regulators steered quickly halting use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine over considerations about blood clots.
“Sadly, immediately’s growth primarily halts vaccinations in long run care, because the federal authorities was primarily allocating the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to nursing properties and assisted residing communities,” Dr. David Gifford, chief medical officer for AHCA/NCAL, stated in a ready assertion. “With out swift motion to switch these vaccines, we may see tragic penalties.”
Each the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention and the Meals and Drug Administration steered pausing use of the one-shot vaccine following considerations about blood clots.
AHCA/NCAL needs the federal authorities to allocate Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to nursing properties and assisted residing communities whereas the usage