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Director of Communications
COVID-19 Vaccine Resolution from the NAHC Board of Directors
Washington, D.C. — The Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) have unanimously adopted a resolution to encourage all home care and hospice staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at the earliest possible time, consistent with the vaccine guidance. Furthermore, the resolution urges all home care and hospice operators to provide staff with the necessary information and support for their staff to receive access to the vaccine and make informed decisions about immunizations.
The resolution from the NAHC Board also supports making the COVID-19 vaccine available to home care and hospice patients and their caregivers, some of the most vulnerable patients in the population to this strain of the coronavirus.
Crucially, the Board urges all home care and hospice operators and staff to continue to employ the effective infection control measures that have been so successful at slowing the spread of the virus while allowing patients to continue to receive care in the safest possible place, their own homes.
Finally, the entire Board pledges to take the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available to them within the applicable designated group prioritization.
Care in the home has been critical to success against COVID-19 and it will continue to be so.
Please read and share the full resolution of the NAHC Board of Directors.
NAHC also urges you to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine by visiting our COVID-19 Vaccine Resources page. It will be updated as often as necessary so please check frequently for the latest news and information.
About National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the voice of home care and hospice. NAHC represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice providers, along with the more than two million nurses, therapists, and aides they employ. These caregivers provide vital services to Americans who are aged, disabled, and ill. Some 12 million patients depend on home care and hospice providers, who depend on NAHC for the best in advocacy, education, and information. NAHC is a nonprofit organization that helps its members maintain the highest standards of care. To learn more, visit http://www.nahc.org.