About Us

The #GetVaccinated campaign is a project of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number CK20-2003). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents more than 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahcancal.org.

Partner organizations for this campaign include:

Addressing vaccine hesitancy and improving our vaccination rates is a key step in putting this public health crisis behind us, and we are happy to participate in the #GetVaccinated partnership. We have spent a lot of time this past year educating our members, other clinicians, policymakers, and the public, about the importance of vaccination. We update our vaccination toolkit regularly and will continue to do so.

– Christopher E. Laxton, Executive Director, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care

COVID-19 has created a challenging environment, particularly for long-term care residents and staff, so it’s absolutely essential that we come together now and commit to getting the vaccine. We all can make a difference in turning the tide in this pandemic by choosing to get vaccinated to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and those we serve.

– James Balda, Argentum President & CEO

The importance of taking the vaccine should be a priority for your personal well-being, for the health of your family, and those older adults with whom you interact while you work.

– David Schless, American Seniors Housing Association President

Achieving a high rate of staff vaccinations is critical in fighting COVID in aging services. LeadingAge recognizes that the reasons for vaccine hesitancy are real and varied, and we are committed to doing all we can to provide accurate, timely information so people can make informed decisions. 

– LeadingAge

Family is the heartbeat of Latino communities. Our focus cannot be to only vaccinate one of us, it has to be centered around all of us––the entire family.

– Dr. Elena Rios, National Hispanic Medical Association President and CEO