According to the CDC, older adults are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. This could mean hospitalization, intensive care, a ventilator to help them breathe, or possibly death. The risk increases as we age and those 85 years and older are the most likely to get very sick.
Our best defense against COVID-19 is vaccination. Vaccines reduce hospitalizations and deaths for those 65 and older. The Health Quality Innovation Network (HQIN) recently launched a campaign to improve vaccination rates among our most vulnerable populations. As part of our Take Aim at a Healthy New Year initiative, we have developed an electronic informational package (below) to help you spread the word about vaccinations and how they can help keep us all healthier.
If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact the HQIN team at 1-877-731-4746 or email LTC@hqi.solutions.
Thank you for your commitment to our shared goals. We wish you a healthy new year!