A Message from Deputy Secretary Kristin Ahrens:
To: Licensed Residential Providers
We thank those who have taken the time to complete this survey. For those that have yet to do so, we ask you complete by close of business this Friday. The survey will only take a few minutes. This information will be critical to assist DHS in helping promote vaccination and ensure that all facilities have the provider partners they need to do so. Thanks for all the work you do.
Thank you again for all your support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As PA DOH and DHS prepare for the potential for updated vaccine guidance from the CDC, we request that all Long Term Care Facilities (LTCFs), Congregate Care Facilities and Residential Providers fill out the below one-time survey discussing each facility or community home’s vaccine access plan. The survey consists of only a few questions and should take no more than 3 minutes of your time.
Long Term Care and Congregate Care Facilities are asked to share the following information about vaccine access in their facilities:
- Plan for accessing COVID-19 vaccine doses for residents
- Who will administer the COVID-19 vaccine at the facility
Please respond to this survey no later than Tuesday, August 17th.
Please notify PA DOH if you have any questions about the survey or how to access the COVID-19 vaccines with the subject of the email “Long Term Care Facility Survey Questions.”
Thank you for all of the work you’ve done to vaccinate residents and community members during this pandemic.
Kristin Ahrens | Deputy Secretary
PA Department of Human Services | Office of Developmental Programs