The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) will hold a virtual Town Hall event today from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET) as part of its #GetVaccinated campaign aimed at reaching the long term and post-acute care profession’s goal of getting 75 percent of all nursing home staff vaccinated by June 30.

Panelists will speak to long term care staff about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccines and answer questions from attendees. Speakers include:

Sarah Berry, MD, academic geriatrician in musculoskeletal health at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston; David Gifford, MD, chief medical officer at AHCA/NCAL; and long term care staff members Brenda Carter, dietary director in Kentucky, Teresa Haynes, LPN in Nebraska, and Miles Lee, life enrichment aide in Washington, D.C.

Click here to register and attend the live virtual event or watch on AHCA/NCAL’s Facebook.

AHCA/NCAL’s #GetVaccinated campaign, funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), offers a dedicated website—www.getvaccinated.us—to help educate and encourage caregivers and staff at long term care facilities to get the COVID-19 vaccine.