COVID-19 Long-Term Care Vaccination

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Updates Regarding Chapter 2 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
The Chapter 2 COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements expired on July 14, 2022
The full message from health facilities can be found here.
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Vaccination reporting

Juvare/EMResource


Reporting into Juvare/EMResource is required. The EMResource Access form can be completed here for first-time users in EMResource. Training/support materials by facility type is outlined in th EMResource Guidance Document. Facilities are required to report resident and staff COVID-19 vaccine doses into Juvare/EMResource when changes occur and as soon as possible after vaccine clinics are completed.

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Find out how many follow-up doses you need for the highest level of protection using

CDPHE's COVID-19 Vaccine Follow-up Dose Calculator

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Long-Term Care Facility Vaccine Clinic Toolkit

This toolkit provides:

  • Guidance for vaccination.
  • CDPHE - approved resident letters/flyer/graphics.
  • Vaccine screening and administration forms (consent forms).
  • Vaccination considerations.
  • What to do after your COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
  • Reporting information.
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Vaccination and treatment plans

Remaining up to date with all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses is critical to protect both staff and residents against SARS-CoV-2 infection. Current COVID-19 vaccine recommendations are available in the Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines CDC

COVID-19 treatments (monoclonal antibodies and antivirals) are authorized or approved for treatment of residents who are diagnosed with COVID-19 and have a high risk of progression of disease, but are not yet ill enough to require hospital admission. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated people should be evaluated for treatment immediately after diagnosis. Treatment with monoclonal antibodies or antivirals has the potential to alleviate symptoms and limit progression to severe disease in residents with mild to moderate COVID-19.

For more information on COVID-19 treatments and information on supplies in Colorado, see the CDPHE COVID-19 Treatments webpage and the Outpatient COVID-19 Treatments for Long-Term Care facilities webpage.

Each facility must establish and maintain a COVID-19 mitigation, vaccine, and treatment plan that promotes vaccine confidence and acceptance. Facilities must continue to offer vaccinations and access to treatments to all consenting staff and residents. A template for this plan is available in the updated guidance for nursing homes and intermediate care facilities, as well as assisted living residences and group homes under the heading Vaccination. At a minimum, this information must include:

  • How the facility assesses and addresses the vaccination status of new staff and residents;
  • Identification of designated staff who coordinate vaccination information, administration, and tracking of the vaccination status of staff and residents on an ongoing basis;
  • Ongoing measures to promote vaccine confidence and acceptance; 
  • Vaccination status of all current staff and residents, and;,
  • Name and location of the COVID-19 vaccine and treatment provider(s) that will be used by your facility to get vaccines and treatments (antivirals and monoclonal antibodies).

Information must be kept current by the facility and presented for review upon request during health facility inspections. Facilities that need help completing the plan should email residentialcarestriketeam@state.co.us.

Additionally, EMResource/Juvare must be updated with the COVID-19 Vaccine Provider and COVID-19 Treatment Provider used by your facility. 

Highly Recommended: Facility COVID-19 Vaccination Coordinator and Backup Coordinator complete Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) training and obtain access to the CIIS system by following these start to finish steps and these instructions. Additionally, see the CIIS Enrollment Requirement Presentation.

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Continuing vaccination:

The Residential Care Strike Team has outlined the following next steps for LTC facilities to continue vaccinations:

  • The facility identifies residents and/or staff requiring vaccination (we encourage you to work with other LTC facilities in geographic areas to run coordinated clinic(s), when possible, to meet vaccine minimums).

  • The facility contacts LTC pharmacy or retail pharmacy it typically uses for routine resident medications to determine vaccine availability.  

  • If the LTC pharmacy or retail pharmacy the facility typically uses is unable to meet the request or the facility does not have a relationship with an LTC pharmacy or retail pharmacy, the facility contacts a LTC pharmacy from this mapped  list of LTC pharmacies willing to service facility location (geographically). Alternatively, here is a list of providers (.pdf). 

  • LTC pharmacy fulfills request and schedules vaccinations with the facility contact (or in some instances LTC pharmacy provides vaccine/vital supplies and facility nurse(s) vaccinates identified residents and/or staff at facility).

  • If LTC pharmacies near a facility location are unable to meet the request, the facility should use the following:

  • If unable to locate a vaccinator through available resources provided, the facility should contact residentialcarestriketeam@state.co.us

  • For residents and staff who are able to go to an offsite vaccine clinic, use the Where can I get vaccinated? site to locate available options.

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Strike Team Assistance:

If your LTC pharmacy would like to become a COVID-19 vaccine provider, please email: residentialcarestriketeam@state.co.us and cdphe_covidvax@state.co.us to get started.