Safe and effective vaccines are bringing us back together.

Protect yourself and those you care about.

Hear From Medical Professionals and Staff:

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Getting vaccinated will help protect you, your family members, friends, coworkers, and our most vulnerable—like long term care residents—from COVID-19. The vaccines are highly effective in preventing individuals from getting sick or seriously ill from COVID-19 as well as slowing the spread. The vaccines are the best tool we have as new, more contagious and threatening variants of the virus, like Delta, begin to emerge.

Ultimately, when we all get vaccinated, we can help end the pandemic. This will allow us to enjoy the things we love to do again, kids to return to school, and families to reunite.

Are the vaccines effective?

Extremely. All COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be highly effective at reducing the risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Even in the face of new variants, public health experts agree that the vaccines continue to offer high protection.

Recent studies also show that the vaccines were 94% effective in preventing COVID-19 with symptoms among health care workers. Even in the face of an outbreak, long term care residents and staff were 87% less likely to experience symptoms compared to those who are not vaccinated.

What are the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine?

If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities you did prior to the pandemic. You can resume these activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by certain governments, businesses, and workplaces. Learn more about what you can start to do.

In nursing homes, the federal government allows fully vaccinated residents and family members to visit without distancing or masks. Fully vaccinated residents can engage in activities and dining without masks or social distancing with other vaccinated residents.

In addition, if all long term care staff are vaccinated, they can congregate in break rooms or hold meetings without distancing and masks. Finally, vaccinated staff do not have to undergo routine testing in the facility.

It’s time to roll up our sleeves.

COVID-19 has been hard on everyone, but especially for those who live and work in long term care. The adoption of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines is a lifesaving turning point in the fight against this virus. It’s important that everyone get vaccinated, so we can protect our nation’s seniors, our loved ones, our colleagues, and ourselves.

It’s time to roll up our sleeves.

COVID-19 has been hard on everyone, but especially for those who live and work in long term care. The adoption of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines is a lifesaving turning point in the fight against this virus. It’s important that everyone get vaccinated, so we can protect our nation’s seniors, our loved ones, our colleagues, and ourselves.

Share Your Story

Staff in nursing homes, assisted living communities and other facilities are choosing to #GetVaccinated to protect their residents and put an end to the pandemic.

As a minority, I know I am setting a great example for the Black community.

— Sophia, Registered Nurse

I wanted to get it because I want people to be reunited, I want people to hug again…

— Jacob, Personal Care Assistant

I wanted to be part of the solution to help end the pandemic. I want to protect our residents and our health care workers, the older population, and the most vulnerable.

— Emaury, Activity Director

Resources

We have developed resources to help you combat misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines among your family members, friends and coworkers.

The #GetVaccinated campaign was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.