Massachusetts Nursing Homes and the COVID-19 Vaccine: Webinar

Detailed Outline

Use the timestamps below to find the appropriate sections of the presentation in the video.

Opening Remarks

Tim Foley, Executive Vice President
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

Barry Slotnick, Regional Vice President of Operations,
Genesis HealthCare

12:36 — Panelist Bio

PRESENTATION: MA Department of Public Health

13:39 The Vaccine Rollout in Massachusetts

Kevin Cranston, MDiv., Assistant Commissioner & Director,
Bureau of Infectious Diseases & Laboratory Sciences
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MADPH)

Q&A with Kevin Cranston (MADPH), Tim Foley (1199SEIU) and Barry Slotnick (Genesis)

27:50 — How do you convince parents and residents in their 70s of the vaccine is necessary?
30:25 — Will the pharmacy performing the vaccine provide copies of the necessary forms to upload to our EMR?
37:16 — Will the pharmacy continue to vaccinate if all staff & residents have not been vaccinated by the third visit & what happens if someone misses their second shot?
40:51 — How many long-term care workers have been vaccinated in MA, and how many have had side effects?
41:24 — Who pays for the COVID-19 vaccine?
42.32 — Do people in long-term care settings need to present insurance?
45:18 — Overview of phases of eligibility for the vaccine.


49:07 — “COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Long-term Care”

Dr. Nimalie Stone MD, MS
Team Lead, Long Term Care Response, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

1:11:39 — “COVID-19 Vaccinations: How do we move forward together?”

Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Senior Advisor for Aging
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Adjunct Faculty & Director of Strategic Partnerships, CAPABLE Program
John’s Hopkins University School of Nursing

Q&A with CDC, IHI, 1199SEIU, and Genesis HC

1:27:56 — Two-part question: A report on Fox News claimed a man received the vaccine and tested positive for COVID-19. Can you get COVID-19 from the vaccine? What are the side effects of the vaccine?

1:39:54 — Does the vaccine affect our DNA, and is it put under our skin to monitor our activities?

1:42:11 — If you have COVID-19 currently, should you get the vaccine now or wait until after you have recovered?

01:44:08 — If I don’t get the vaccine, can my employer retaliate?

01:46:56 — The virus is mutating. Does this mean there will be a new vaccine? Will it be annual like the flu vaccine?

01:49:08 — Will the vaccine be available to undocumented immigrants?

01:51:42 — Should you be wary of taking the COVID-19 vaccine if you have had an allergic reaction to the flu vaccine?

01:53:10 — Should you continue to work if you have had an adverse reaction to the vaccine?

01:56:57 — How protected are you after receiving the first vaccine dose?

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