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Wednesday LTC Provider Call - DPHS - Shared screen with speaker view
Anne Ulman
03:16
Will we continue to COVID test after the first dose of vaccine?
lisa ferentino
03:42
Will you test positive for Covid once you have received the vaccine? Should you still continue with testing?
Louise Belanger
04:51
If Coos County is in the green (4%) and we have tested 100% of staff for the last several weeks, do we have to test 100% next week or just 10%, since we have tested 100% this week and the last several weeks.
Karl Singer 1
05:43
If we need to test twice a week, how are facilities going to pay for this additional testing.
Kaitlin Inman
10:11
ALF's that are in Merrimack County, do they need to switch to twice a week for testing? Just looking for clarification.
Charles Ouellette
12:31
will state pay for twice a week PCR tests for .10%?
Cindy
13:35
Could you clarify if NFs that are not Medicare certified are required to conduct twice per week based on county positivity rates?
Kathy Garofano
15:43
Who do I call if we haven't received our tests from the state? or are we using Abbott Tests?
Anne Mills
19:06
Were any trials done on individuals who have had confirmed COVID-19?
Ben Chan
21:52
If you haven't already, everybody should review our NH Provider/Partner vaccine FAQs which contains much of this information Dr. Talbot is presenting: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/covid-19-hcp-vaccine-faq.pdf
Lisa Henderson
23:53
CDC Vaccine Communications Toolkit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/health-systems-communication-toolkit.htmlInterim Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination of Healthcare Personnel and Long-Term Care Facility Residentshttps://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19/clinical-considerations.html
Aaron McIntire
25:29
@Louise Belanger- Language from CMS memo If the county positivity rate decreases to a lower level of activity, the facility shouldcontinue testing staff at the higher frequency level until the county positivity rate hasremained at the lower activity level for at least two weeks before reducing testingfrequency
Louise Belanger
26:11
Thank you Aaron.
Aaron McIntire
27:48
@Karl Singer- For LTCFs Reimbursement for all staff is available for testing ONC per week. Additional PCR testing will need to be supplement by facility OR utilization of the state provided BinaxNow cards
Lisa Henderson
28:40
Vaccine information for the general public https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.htmlHealthcare Professionals: Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccinationhttps://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/hcp/index.html and Answering Patients’ Questions: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/hcp/answering-questions.htmlAMDA, the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine released a COVID-19 Vaccine Education Toolkit. The toolkit contains questions and answers about the vaccine, a template letter to residents and families, strategies for improving staff confidence in vaccines and other resources. You will need to set up a name and password to access the toolkit, but it’s free and quickly done.https://profile.paltc.org/COVID19-Toolkit?&_ga=2.219967641.1298909909.1607459093-371792895.1603810125&_redirected=1
Rachana Pradhan
30:05
Will the 13 gov't-side fixed vaccination sites receive Pfizer doses as well as Moderna?
Robin Nelson, Maplewood of Cheshire County
32:40
In our ECHO session yesterday, Dr. Talbot spoke abut the PPP process and that three dates would be set and facilities would split their administration in a ratio of 50%, 25% and 25% on those three dates. On the CVS webinar, this was not what was indicated. CVS stated the three dates are for 1st dose, second dose, then return to vaccinate new admissions and new hires. Has Dr. Talbot received different information from CVS? I have emailed CVS's helpline email (Friday) and have not received a reply back as of now. Any clarification would be helpful. Thank you
Beth Daly
33:06
@Rachana - the fixed sites are being trained to be able to handle both formulations. Which formulation they get will depend on our specific allocations we receive.
Beth Daly
33:53
@ Robin - Those are not apples to apples. We can talk more about this in Q&A.
Paige Hundley
34:05
With county positivity in strafford at above10% are we still able to do small group dining out of room with 6 feet distancing
Lara Shea
34:49
Residents are restricted to their room if they show symptoms post vaccine. Could you please give guidance for staff who show symptoms post vaccine? Could be a large % of staff on one day if we are all vaccinated on the same day. Thank you
Carole Boutin
34:53
Does the state have specific requirements for discussing vaccine hesitancy with staff and residents?
Taylor Selembo
35:07
@Paige, yes. You can still have limited communal dining and group activities according to Phase 1 guidelines.
Lisa Henderson
39:05
Return to work: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/covid-crisis-staffing-ltcf-alf.pdf
Justin Lee
39:24
Vaccine doesn’t prevent virus from entering the body like PPE
Adrienne Hearn
40:55
Could you address suggestion to not administer any vaccines within 14 days of COVID vaccine-- facilities should have a plan for admissions and those who are due--- prioritizing COVID19 may be good idea over these but physician may need to weigh in
Adrienne Hearn
41:30
meaning flu vaccine and pneumoccal
Justin Lee
42:02
Prevents “severe” disease
Clinical Dept PF RR RS
43:30
We heard through CVS that each state chooses the vaccine to be used in the state. Did the state of NH select Pfizer vaccine for Assisted Living Communities or will the vaccine be determined on what state receives?
Sabryna
44:53
Do we still have to fill out a Covid-19 Report form for each POC done during surveillance testing for twice a week testing?
Beth Daly
45:56
@Sabryna - you are required by law to report your POC information (by webform or excel file - using online instructions). You do not have to fill out the case report form and fax. We want you to use the online reporting process.
Clinical Dept PF RR RS
49:17
CVS has not reached out at all- we are an Assisted Living
Louise Belanger
49:25
submit not working.
joan.klebes
49:38
I submitted mine
Tammy Levesque-Bishop
49:40
not working
LBean
50:13
I am not the person who receive the info in this facility.
Luanne Rogers
50:14
yes
a3890bas
50:16
Works fine. You need to scroll down to next one
Lauren Murray
50:19
I had no issue
Aaron McIntire
50:38
@Sabryna Covid-ALL (Pos and Neg) POC’s need to be reported.o Positives can be sent in on the CASE reporting FORM https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/covid19-reporting-form.pdfo Negatives can be reported via the Portal or Bulk upload as indicated in HAN #22 Portal (for one result at a time) https://forms.nh.gov/EpiInfoWebSurvey/Home/37a7bc1e-69b9-4227-9b36-95d340277229 BATCH Submittal of Daily Results (Download Excel sheet- instructions on Tab 1) https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/healthcare-providers.htm
Ann Potoczak
50:39
How do we get into a PPP program or how do we get our staff vaccinated
Ciaran Smith--MVC
51:49
I put poor for all of them because we have not had contact yet...only the initial emails.
Cathy Gray
51:52
Not applicable needed....
Patricia Cummings- The Edgewood Centre
52:02
We have not been contacted by our Walgreens rep. Just the standard no reply email with vaccination clinic information.
Amy Rauert
52:42
I also put poor for all because we have not had contact yet, only the initial email
R Knight
53:22
We have not been contacted by the pharmacy
SAMSUNG-SM-G930V
54:32
just got initial email from Walgreens no one has reached out do we need to apply somewhere to make sure we get it?
Patricia Cummings- The Edgewood Centre
55:09
We are a skilled nursing facilty and have not been contacted by a rep - just the emails. This is the same as our assisted living facility.
Angela Boyle
55:38
Our agency is part of the LTC Bureau of Developmental Services and will be utilizing the fixed sites to vaccinate our front line health workers who provide direct hands on care through the fixed sites working with the public health network
Clinical Dept PF RR RS
56:45
Dr Daly do you expect regional vaccine clinics to be available for healthcare workers who choose to receive vaccine later in the Spring vs when 1st available.
Toni Hanson - Bel-Air Nursing and Rehab, Goffstown
57:00
Any guidance in regards to short term skilled residents who will be within facilities during their vaccine clinics. Should we be vaccinating these patients who will be discharged to home at some point before the 2nd dose clinic? And if so, where would we direct them for their 2nd dose?
Robin Nelson, Maplewood of Cheshire County
58:34
Thank you Dr. Daly. That clears it up.
Tom Argue
58:39
Webster at Rye is scheduled for January 20th, that's 4 weeks.
Patricia Cummings- The Edgewood Centre
58:41
To clarify, this means that when the pharmacy comes on-site, we will have enough vaccine to give to 100% of staff and 100% of residents. The second visit is the booster again for 100% residents and staff and the third visit is the "catch up" visit. Correct?
bbuttrick
59:28
St. Francis Rehab and Nursing Center has not been contacted by Walgreens. We have received e-mails but no direct contact about dates etc.
SAMSUNG-SM-G930V
59:47
if we received the initial email from Walgreens or cvs does that mean we are enrolled
Amy Rauert
01:00:25
if they come in and give vaccine to 100% of residents and staff, we have concerns if staff need to be out due to side effects. Is there any way to stagger the vaccine to employees?
Justin Lee
01:01:22
How and where are we monitoring how long immunity lasts
Ciaran Smith--MVC
01:04:11
We are a long term care facility and haven't heard from Walgreens yet.
Kirstin Swanson
01:04:31
Wentworth Home has only received an initial email from Walgreens
Sarah Morazzini
01:04:34
We are a stand alone ALF and we got the initial outreach from CVS but haven't heard since and don't know yet what our clinic dates are.
Beth Daly
01:05:20
CovidVaccineClinicsLTCF@CVSHealth.com
Luanne Rogers
01:05:38
Walgreens seems not to be as on top of this,
SAMSUNG-SM-G930V
01:06:08
does Walgreens have an email
June Gallup
01:06:45
When you research what is going to happen for the short term Skilled patients that may be discharged home before the second dose as most of them will be confined to the home and not able to get back to the facility or to another location. most will have homecare but we have not heard about how our staff is getting vaccinated yet
Teale Howe
01:07:49
what happens to new admits that come in after the clinic dates?
Beth Daly
01:08:00
Thank you for adding this point June.
Rachel Shannon
01:08:09
Moving towards gatherings at Christmas are there any guidelines about what people should do if someone comes to visit from a different state? Specifically about returning to work. Should they quarantine or is it based off of the state they traveled from.
Beth Daly
01:08:28
We do have a hard stop at 12:59
Brendan Williams
01:09:06
If you have been matched with Walgreens but not heard from them, contact:ImmunizeLTC@walgreens.
stephanpazulski
01:09:09
will we continue to test after second shot of vaccine
Brendan Williams
01:10:31
Oops, missed the .com. ImmunizeLTC@walgreens.com.
Taylor Selembo
01:12:59
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/post-vaccine-considerations-healthcare-personnel.html
Taylor Selembo
01:13:41
Our FAQs: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/covid-19-hcp-vaccine-faq.pdf
Ben Chan
01:13:58
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/post-vaccine-considerations-residents.html
Gina Queiros
01:14:42
Is there a Walgreens update?
Kristen Schmidt
01:19:04
For Walgreens, try: ImmunizeLTC@walgreens.com
Todd
01:20:57
Can you clarify that a nursing home/assisted living facility under one roof with some staff that crosses between both would have all staff vaccinated at the same time?
Lisa Henderson
01:22:53
@Todd Dr. Daly indicated that is her understanding of the staff vaccination plan under PPP - all staff at once if you are a multi-level facility.