James McSpadden

James McSpadden is a senior policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute, where his areas of expertise include prescription drug access and utilization. Read his full biography.
Facilities are beginning to innovate and put in place best practices to drive down the number of COVID-19 cases among residents and staff.
Now that we are reaching a point where the U.S. has an adequate supply of COVID-19 vaccines, officials must consider how to identify and reach older adults who remain unvaccinated, particularly those who want but have been unable to access a vaccine.
While the deployment of vaccines in nursing homes has largely been a success thus far, facilities are far from finishing this task. They must now enter a next phase of vaccination and confront a new set of issues.
Older adult getting a shot
In the time of COVID-19, flu vaccination rates among the 50+ remain stubbornly low.
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